CORONAVIRUS UTAH

9 More Utahns Die; New Case Count Of 5,352 Includes Saturday & Part Of Friday’s Count

Nov 14, 2020, 12:53 PM | Updated: 1:17 pm
FILE PHOTO (Go Nakamura/Getty Images)...
FILE PHOTO (Go Nakamura/Getty Images)
(Go Nakamura/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Nine more Utahns have died from COVID-19 as officials with the Utah Department of Health reported 5,352 new cases.

The number of new cases included cases from Saturday and approximately 1,300 cases from Friday, meaning around 4,000 new cases were reported Saturday.

“The cases and tests identified Thursday that were not reported yesterday due to technical difficulties have been added to today’s report,” UDOH officials said. “This makes the total number of cases and tests reported today to appear artificially high. Approximately 1,300 of the positive cases reported below would have been reported yesterday.”

On Friday, UDOH officials released a partial report of the state’s recent COVID-19 statistics, noting that Friday’s case count of 2,150 was “incomplete and artificially low.”

Though Friday’s testing numbers were incomplete, the data on hospitalizations and deaths are generated from another system and were not impacted, officials said.

Testing

UDOH officials said 1,234,250 Utahns have been tested, which is an increase of 17,544 people tested from Friday.

Of those, 151,141 Utahns have tested positive, showing an increase of 5,352 cases from Friday.

The rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 2,957 per day, and the rolling seven-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests is 23.6%.

(UDOH)

Hospitalizations

There were 487 Utahns hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of Saturday, and 85.6% of all Utah ICU beds were full. That percentage includes ICU beds that are occupied, regardless of cause. Another 20 Utahns were hospitalized as suspected COVID-19 patients.

Of those 487 Utahns, 184 were in the ICU.

At Utah’s 16 referral hospitals that can provide better care for COVID-19 patients, 89% of ICU beds were full.

“At about 69% overall ICU utilization, ICUs in Utah’s major hospitals with the ability to provide best care for COVID-19 patients begin to reach staffing capacity,” officials said. “Seventy-two percent use among all hospitals and 77% in Referral Center hospitals creates major strains on the health care system. When 85% capacity is reached, Utah will be functionally out of staffed ICU beds, indicating an overwhelmed hospital system.”

Deaths

State health officials reported nine more Utahns have died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total number of Utahns that have died to 710.

  • Male, between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized
  • Male, between 25-44, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 65-84, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 65-84, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 65-84, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 65-84, Tooele County resident, not hospitalized
  • Female, between 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 65-84, Summit County resident, long-term care facility resident

For the state’s full COVID-19 statistics, and more information, visit coronavirus.utah.gov.

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9 More Utahns Die; New Case Count Of 5,352 Includes Saturday & Part Of Friday’s Count