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Utah Reports 11 More People Have Died, 3,945 Tested Positive For COVID-19

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah health officials on Thursday reported 11 more residents have died as a result of COVID-19, and an additional 3,945 have tested positive for the virus.

Currently, 597 people with COVIDare being treated in Utah hospitals.

Testing

The Utah Department of Health reported 1,454,844 people have been tested so far, which is an increase of 13,185 tests from Wednesday.

Of those, a total of 206,165 Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19. That’s an increase of 3,945 cases from yesterday.

The rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 2,627 per day, and the rolling seven-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests is 24.2%.

Hospitalizations

There are currently 597 people hospitalized with COVID-19, and 209 of them are in intensive care units. That number is a new record for Utah.

Another 12 people are hospitalized with suspected cases of COVID-19.

Utah’s ICUs are 85.7% full, and the 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.

Deaths

Officials announced 11 more Utahns have lost their lives as a direct result of COVID-19, which brings the total number of Utahns who have died from the virus to 917.

The following individuals’ deaths were reported Thursday:

9 Males: 

  • between 65-84, Carbon County resident, hospitalized
  • older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized
  • between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized
  • between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized
  • between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized
  • between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized
  • between 65-84, Utah County resident, not hospitalized
  • between 45-64, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • older than 85, Weber County resident, long-term care facility residen

Two females:

  • between 65-84, Washington County resident, not hospitalized
  • between 45-64, Weber County resident, long-term care facility resident

For more information, visit coronavirus.utah.gov.

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