Another 3K Test Positive, 6 More Lose Their Lives To COVID-19; ICUs 90% Occupied

Nov 22, 2020, 12:52 PM | Updated: 1:08 pm

FILE: People line up in their cars as members of the Utah National Guard give COVID-19 swab tests a...

FILE: People line up in their cars as members of the Utah National Guard give COVID-19 swab tests at the Utah County Health Department on November 20, 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Utah Governor called up the National Guard to assist in COVID-19 testing and tracing as Utah has seen a large spike in positive tests the last several months. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

(Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Health authorities reported six more Utahns died due to COVID-19, and 3,197 more have test positive.

On Sunday, 556 people with the virus were being treated at Utah hospitals.


The Utah Department of Health reported a total of 1,344,945 Utahns have been tested so far, which is an increase of 13,641 from yesterday.

Of those, a total of 177,176 have tested positive for COVID-19 to date. That’s an increase of 3,197 cases from Saturday.

The rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 3,310 per day, and the rolling seven-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests is remaining relatively steady at 23.5%.

Utah Department of Health


Currently, 556 people with COVID-19 are currently hospitalized, and 197 of those are in intensive care units. Another 23 patients are currently hospitalized as COVID-19 persons under investigation.

The state’s ICU beds are 90.8% occupied, which indicates an overwhelmed hospital system. Utah’s referral center ICU beds are 94.3% full.

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 reports 58.2% of all non-ICU beds in the state are occupied.

Utah Department of Health


Officials reported six more people have died as a direct result of COVID-19, which brings Utah’s death toll to 793.

On Sunday, the following individual’s deaths were reported:

  1. Male, between 65-84, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  2. Female, older than 85, Davis County resident, long-term care facility resident
  3. Male, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  4. Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  5. Male, between 45-64, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  6. Female, between 65-84, Weber County resident, hospitalized at time of death

Utah Department of Health

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Another 3K Test Positive, 6 More Lose Their Lives To COVID-19; ICUs 90% Occupied