A health care worker wheels out a gurney in the emergency room at Salem Hospital on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)
As Covid hospitalizations continue to rise again due to the omicron variant, Salem Reporter will begin publishing case and hospitalization information daily. Here’s our report for Tuesday, Jan. 11.
Total Salem Hospital patients with Covid: 73 as of Tuesday morning, a decrease of 11 from Monday.
Of those, 10 are in the intensive care unit, and three are on ventilators.
Forty-three of those in the hospital are not vaccinated against Covid.
Total Salem Hospital bed occupancy: 513 patients; the hospital is licensed for 494 beds
Salem Hospital is able to expand care beyond licensed bed capacity through waivers tied to the federal emergency declaration.
Total people hospitalized with Covid in Region 2 (Marion, Polk, Yamhill, Linn, Benton, Lincoln counties): 125. Of those, 27 are in the intensive care unit and five are on ventilators.
Total Region 2 hospital bed occupancy: 84 of 86 staffed ICU beds and 539 of 551 non-ICU beds in use.
New Covid cases reported in Marion County: 611
New Covid cases reported in Polk County: 145
New Covid deaths reported: 35 in Oregon