CORONAVIRUS

6.5K Vaccines Administered In Utah; 6 More Residents Die From COVID-19

Dec 21, 2020, 1:05 PM | Updated: 1:28 pm

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (Sean Moody/KSL TV)...

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (Sean Moody/KSL TV)

(Sean Moody/KSL TV)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Health officials Monday reported 1,819 more Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19, and another six residents have lost their lives because of the virus.

The latest report comes the day health care workers began receiving the Moderna vaccine. So far, a total of 6,519 people have been vaccinated.

Currently, 551 people in the state are hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Testing

The Utah Department of Health reported a total of 1,,648,918 people have been tested so far. That’s an increase of 6,359 tests from Sunday’s report.

Of those, a total of 252,783 have tested positive for the virus so far, which is 1,819 more cases than yesterday.

The rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 2,423. The rolling seven-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests is 23.2%, a slight increase from Sunday’s average of 22.76%.

Utah Department of Health

Hospitalizations

Currently, there are 551 people hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 195 of those are in intensive care units.

The number of COVID hospitalizations has decreased in recent days, and the percent of ICU beds that are occupied is now at 86.8%. While that number is still above the state’s threshold for quality ICU care (85%), it’s a dramatic drop from Sunday when the state’s ICUs were 94.8% full.

The ICU beds at Utah’s 16 hospitals that are best equipped to care for COVID-19 patients are 90.5% full. This is also a marked decrease from Sunday, when 98.7% of those beds were occupied.

Utah Department of Health

Deaths

COVID-19 has killed six more of the state’s residents, which brings Utah’s pandemic death toll to 1,161.

The following individuals’ deaths were reported Monday:

  1. Male, between 65-84, Weber County resident, long-term care facility resident
  2. Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  3. Female, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  4. Male, between 25-44, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  5. Male, between 65-84, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  6. Male, between 45-64, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death

Vaccinations

To date, 25,000 vaccines have been approved for shipment to Utah. A total of 6,519 people have received the first dose of the vaccine.

This article is being updated. For more information, visit coronavirus.utah.gov.

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6.5K Vaccines Administered In Utah; 6 More Residents Die From COVID-19