Nine More Utahns Have Died From COVID-19; ICUs 92% Full

Dec 11, 2020, 1:20 PM | Updated: 2:25 pm
Photo: Mike Anderson, KSL TV...
Photo: Mike Anderson, KSL TV

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health has reported nine more Utahns have died as a direct result of COVID-19, bringing the death toll to 1,025.

Another 2,183 residents have tested positive for the virus according to the latest report. However, due to server maintenance, that number could be artificially low, according to the UDOH.

“Test results that were reported during the maintenance period will be reflected on tomorrow’s report,” the health department stated.

Currently, there are 568 people hospitalized with confirmed cases of the coronavirus.


UDOH reported 1,550,129 Utahns have been tested for COVID-19 so far. That’s an increase of 11,335 tests from Thursday’s report.

Of those, a total of 228,129 people have tested positive for the virus, which is an increase of 2,183 cases from yesterday.

The rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 2,702 per day, and the rolling seven-day average for percent of positive tests is 26%.

Utah Department of Health


There are 568 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19, and 213 of those patients are in intensive care units. Another 18 people are hospitalized with suspected cases of COVID-19.

Utah’s ICU beds are now 92% occupied, which is above the threshold for quality care (85%).

The state’s referral center ICUs and 96.7% 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.

Utah Department of Health


Authorities reported nine more Utahns have lost their lives because of COVID-19. To date, 1,025 of the state’s residents have died because of the pandemic.

The following individuals’ deaths were reported Friday:

  1. Male, between 45-64, Utah County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  2. Female, between 65-84, Uintah County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  3. Female, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  4. Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  5. Male, older than 85, Sevier County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  6. Male, between 65-84, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  7. Male, between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  8. Female, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  9. Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident

Utah Department of Health

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Nine More Utahns Have Died From COVID-19; ICUs 92% Full