CORONAVIRUS UTAH

Utah Passes 200K COVID-19 Cases; 17 More Residents Have Died From The Virus

Dec 2, 2020, 1:02 PM | Updated: 1:19 pm
FILE (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)...
FILE (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Officials with the Utah Department of Health reported 4,004 Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19, and an additional 17 residents have died as a result of the virus.

According to health officials, 571 people with COVID-19 are being treated in Utah hospitals.

Testing

UDOH reported 1,441,659 Utahns have been tested for the virus so far. That’s an increase of 9,434 tests since Tuesday.

Of those, a total of 202,220 have tested positive for COVID-19.

The rolling seven-day average for positive tests rose to 2,611 per day, while the rolling seven-day average for percent of positive tests rose to 22.6%. Over 42% of all tests reported Wednesday were positive.

Hospitalizations

Currently, 571 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, and 202 of those are in intensive care units. Another 13 people are currently hospitalized with suspected cases of COVID-19.

The state’s ICU occupancy, which had been above the 85% threshold for quality care, was at 82.4% Wednesday. The ICU beds in Utah’s 16 hospitals best equipped to care for COVID-19 patients were 85.9% full.

UDOH also reported Utah’s non-ICU beds are 54.8% full.

Deaths

Authorities reported an additional 17 people have died as a result of COVID-19, which brings Utah’s death toll to 906.

“One previously announced death has been removed from the total count after further investigation,” officials said.

The following individual’s deaths were reported Wednesday:

  • 13 Males: 
    • between 65-84, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
    • older than 85, Utah County resident, hospitalized
    • between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized
    • between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized
    • between 65-84, Box Elder County resident, long-term care facility resident
    • older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
    • between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized
    • older than 85, Uintah County resident, long-term care facility resident
    • between 65-84, Davis County resident, hospitalized
    • older than 85, Washington County resident, hospitalized
    • between 45-64, Weber County resident, hospitalized
    • older than 85, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
    • between 65-84, Weber County resident, hospitalized
  • Four females:
    • between 45-64, Box Elder County resident, hospitalized
    • between 25-44, Weber County resident, hospitalized
    • between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
    • between 65-84, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Coronavirus Utah

The Nurse Crisis and Patent Risk....
Debbie Worthen

Utah registered nurses are leaving the field, creating the ‘perfect storm’

"Without nurses, we can't have hospitals." Utah nurses are overworked and underpaid. Some say it's put people at risk.
10 days ago
Four-year-old Viola Fairfax-Panza Getting her COVID-19 vaccination, held by her mother Keke Fairfax...
Jed Boal

Salt Lake Co. distributes COVID vaccines for children 6-months and older

Salt Lake County begins COVID-19 vaccinations for children 6 months and older.
10 days ago
FILE PHOTO (Photo by Stephen Zenner/Getty Images)...
Jed Boal

Utah’s youngest kids should be able to get COVID-19 vaccine next week

Kids as young as 6 months old should be able to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by the middle of next week. This is an eagerly awaited opportunity for many parents and an issue of concern for others.
14 days ago
Utah COVID testing site. Getty images...
Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

New mobile COVID-19 testing sites open in Utah

With the summer travel season underway and a steady stream of people still testing positive for COVID-19, Nomi Health opened several mobile testing sites across Utah.
23 days ago
The CDC is released updated mask guidance as researchers learn more about COVID-19. (KSL TV)...
Michael Houck, KSL TV

Charter school asks students not to mask to help ‘normalize’ not wearing masks at school

The American Preparatory Academy asks students not to wear a mask during their last three days of school to help with their 'academic and emotional growth.'
1 month ago
AURORA, CO - DECEMBER 15: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center investigat...
Jed Boal, KSL TV

Pfizer booster shot is now approved for children 5-11, here’s what a doctor advises

The CDC now recommends Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots for children ages five to 11. But, a leading pediatric epidemiologist suggests some parents may want to wait based on their summer plans.
1 month ago

Sponsored Articles

hand holding 3d rendering mobile connect with security camera for security solutions...
Les Olson

Wondering what security solutions are right for you? Find out more about how to protect your surroundings

Physical security helps everyone. Keep your employees, clients, and customers safe with security solutions that protect your workplace.
Many rattan pendant lights, hay hang from the ceiling.Traditional and simple lighting....
Lighting Design

The Best Ways to Style Rattan Pendant Lighting in Your Home

Rattan pendant lights create a rustic and breezy feel, and are an easy way to incorporate this hot trend into your home decor.
Earth day 2022...
1-800-GOT-JUNK?

How Are You Celebrating Earth Day 2022? | 4 Simple Ways to Celebrate Earth Day and Protect the Environment

Earth Day is a great time to reflect on how we can be more environmentally conscious. Here are some tips for celebrating Earth Day.
Get Money Online...

More Ways to Get Money Online Right Now in Your Spare Time

Here are 4 easy ways that you can get more money online if you have some free time and want to make a little extra on the side.
Lighting trends 2022...

Lighting Trends 2022 | 5 Beautiful Home Lighting Trends You Can Expect to See this Year and Beyond

This is where you can see the latest lighting trends for 2022 straight from the Lightovation Show at the Dallas World Trade Center.
What Can't You Throw Away in the Trash...

What Can’t You Throw Away in the Trash? | 5 Things You Shouldn’t Throw in to Your Trash Can

What can't you throw away in the trash? Believe it or not, there are actually many items that shouldn't be thrown straight into the trash.
Utah Passes 200K COVID-19 Cases; 17 More Residents Have Died From The Virus