CORONAVIRUS UTAH

26 Utahns Have Died From COVID-19; 570 People Are Hospitalized

Nov 25, 2020, 12:50 PM | Updated: 1:31 pm
(Mike Anderson, KSL TV)...
(Mike Anderson, KSL TV)
(Mike Anderson, KSL TV)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah health officials on Wednesday reported 26 more people have lost their lives because of COVID-19.

It’s the highest number of deaths reported in a single day so far.

An additional 1,781 people tested positive for the virus.

Currently, 570 people are hospitalized with COVID-19.

The Utah Department of Health’s COVID-19 dashboard will not be updated on Thanksgiving Day, and most testing sites will be closed. Many testing sites will also be running on reduced schedules over the holiday weekend.

For more information on testing locations and hours, click here.

Testing

The Utah Department of Health reported 1,380,997 people have been tested so far, which is an increase of 13,062 from yesterday.

Of those, a total of 183,902 have tested positive for the virus. That’s an increase of 1,781 cases from Tuesday.

The rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 3,113 per day. The rolling seven-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests is 22% – a number which has been slowly but steadily declining since Nov. 10.

Utah Department of Health

Hospitalizations

There are currently 570 people with COVID-19 being treated in Utah hospitals, and 207 of those are in intensive care units.

The state’s ICU beds are 82.1% occupied, which has dropped below the state’s threshold for quality care. That threshold is 85% occupancy.

The ICU beds in Utah’s referral centers are 86.8% 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 reports 54.3% of all non-ICU beds are full.

Utah Department of Health

Deaths

Authorities reported 26 more of the state’s residents have died as a direct result of COVID-19.

On Wednesday, these individuals’ deaths were reported:

  1. Male, between 25-44, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  2. Male, older than 85, Box Elder County resident, long-term care facility resident
  3. Male, older than 85, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  4. Male, between 65-84, Box Elder County resident, long-term care facility resident
  5. Female, between 65-84, Summit County resident, long-term care facility resident
  6. Male, older than 85, Davis County resident, long-term care facility resident
  7. Male, between 65-84, Davis County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  8. Female, older than 85, Washington County resident, long-term care facility resident
  9. Female, between 65-84, Utah County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  10. Male, older than 85, Duchesne County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  11. Female, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  12. Male, between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  13. Female, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  14. Female, between 65-84, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  15. Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  16. Female, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  17. Male, between 65-84, Sanpete County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  18. Male, between 65-84, Sanpete County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  19. Female, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  20. Female, between 45-64, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  21. Female, between 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  22. Female, between 65-84, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  23. Male, between 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  24. Male, between 25-44, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  25. Female, older than 85, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  26. Female, older than 85, Washington County resident, not hospitalized at time of death

Utah Department of Health

For more information, visit coronavirus.utah.gov.

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26 Utahns Have Died From COVID-19; 570 People Are Hospitalized