Salem Hospital on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)
As Covid hospitalizations remain high due to the omicron variant, Salem Reporter is again publishing case and hospitalization information daily. Here’s our report for Monday, Jan. 31.
Monday case and death totals also include numbers reported Saturday and Sunday and are typically higher than other weekdays.
Total Salem Hospital patients with Covid: 123 as of Monday morning, four more than Sunday.
Of those, 14 are in the intensive care unit, and five are on ventilators.
Sixty-six of those in the hospital are not vaccinated against Covid, and 57 are vaccinated.
Salem Health does not consistently report the number of patients who have received a booster vaccine dose because of the difficulty tracking whether patients are eligible for a booster in real time, spokeswoman Lisa Wood said. The vaccinated patient count includes any patient who has received at least two doses of a Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Total Salem Hospital bed occupancy: 478 patients; the hospital is licensed for 494 beds.
Total people hospitalized with Covid in Region 2 (Marion, Polk, Yamhill, Linn, Benton, Lincoln counties): 199. Of those, 25 are in the intensive care unit and eight are on ventilators.
Total Region 2 hospital bed occupancy: 83 of 87 staffed ICU beds and 561 of 564 non-ICU beds in use.
New Covid cases reported in Marion County: 1,622
New Covid cases reported in Polk County: 302
New Covid deaths reported: 15 in Oregon