8 More Of Utah’s Residents Have Died. ICUs Are 85% Full
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Another eight of Utah’s residents have lost their lives because of COVID-19, and the state’s ICUs are 85% full – the utilization threshold.
According to the latest report, 2,667 additional Utahns have tested positive for the virus.
The Utah Department of Health on Sunday reported a total of 1,244,735 people have been tested so far, which is an increase of 10,485 from yesterday.
Of those, 153,808 residents have tested positive for COVID-19 to day, which is an increase of 2,667 from yesterday.
The rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 2,985 per day, and the rolling seven-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests is 24.34%.
There are currently 484 people with COVID-19 being treated at Utah hospitals, and 186 of those are in intensive care units. Another 18 people are currently hospitalized as COVID-19 persons under investigation.
UDOH reports that 53.4% of all non ICU beds are occupied.
The state’s ICU beds are now 85% occupied, which means Utah is “functionally out of staffed ICU beds, indicating an overwhelmed hospital system,” according to UDOH.
Utah’s referral center ICU beds are 88.8% occupied.
Referral Centers are the 16 hospitals in Utah with the capability to provide the best care for patients with COVID-19. Because most patients are transferred to these facilities, their utilization is the best reflection of the true hospital capacity in Utah when looking at ICU beds.
UDOH reported eight more residents have died as a direct result of the virus, bringing the total death toll to 718.
On Sunday, officials reported the deaths of the following individuals:
- Female, older than 85, Cache County resident, long-term care facility resident
- Male, older than 85, Garfield County resident, hospitalized at time of death
- Male, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
- Male, between 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
- Male, older than 85, Utah County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
- Male, between 45-64, Washington County resident, long-term care facility resident
- Female, between 65-84, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
- Male, between 65-84, Weber County resident, hospitalized at time of death
For more information, visit coronavirus.utah.gov.
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