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18 More Utahns Have Died; Nearly 4K More Have Tested Positive For COVID

(Intermountain Healthcare)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health on Thursday reported 3,968 more Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19.

An additional 18 of the state’s residents have died as a result of the virus.

Currently, 535 people with COVID-19 are being treated in Utah hospitals.

Testing

Health officials reported 1,296,656 Utahns have been tested for the virus so far, which is an increase of 17,705 since yesterday.

Of those, a total of 165,996 have tested positive for COVID-19. That’s an increase of 3,968 cases from Wednesday.

The rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 3,163 per day. The rolling seven-day average for percent of positive tests is 23.7%, which is down slightly from yesterday.

Utah Department of Health

Hospitalizations

There are currently 535 people with COVID-19 who are hospitalized, and 195 of those are in intensive care units. Another 18 people are currently hospitalized as COVID-19 patients under investigation.

The state’s ICU beds are 87.7% full, which is over Utah’s threshold of quality ICU care – 85%.

The 16 referral center ICU beds are 91.5% full. The referral centers are the 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.

Utah Department of Health

Deaths

UDOH reported 18 more Utahns have lost their lives as a result of COVID-19, bringing the death toll to 756.

Authorities on Thursday announced the following individuals have died:

  1. Male, between 65-84, Davis County resident, long-term care facility resident
  2. Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  3. Female, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  4. Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  5. Female, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  6. Male, between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  7. Female, older than 85, Summit County resident, long-term care facility resident
  8. Female, between 65-84, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  9. Female, older than 85, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  10. Male, older than 85, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  11. Female, between 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  12. Male, older than 85, Utah County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  13. Female, older than 85, Wasatch County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  14. Female, older than 85, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  15. Male, older than 85, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  16. Male, between 65-84, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  17. Female, between 65-84, Washington County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  18. Female, older than 85, Weber County resident, long-term care facility resident

Two previously reported deaths have been removed after further investigation, health officials said:

  1. Female, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  2. Female, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident

Utah Department of Health

For more information, visit coronavirus.utah.gov.

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