A screengrab of the Covid cases in the region encompassing Marion, Polk, Linn, Lincoln, Yamhill and Benton counties.
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 Tuesday, Feb. 1.
Total Salem Hospital patients with Covid: 113 as of Tuesday morning, a decrease of 10 from Monday.
Of those, 16 are in the intensive care unit, and five are on ventilators.
Sixty-one of those in the hospital are not vaccinated against Covid, and 52 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: 493 patients; the hospital is licensed for 494 beds.
Total people hospitalized with Covid in Region 2 (Marion, Polk, Yamhill, Linn, Benton, Lincoln counties): 190. Of those, 26 are in the intensive care unit and nine are on ventilators.
Total Region 2 hospital bed occupancy: 82 of 86 staffed ICU beds and 560 of 562 non-ICU beds in use.
New Covid cases reported in Marion County: 544
New Covid cases reported in Polk County: 140
New Covid deaths reported: 24 in Oregon