CORONAVIRUS UTAH

21 Utahns Have Died From COVID-19; 2.6K More Test Positive

Dec 30, 2020, 11:55 AM | Updated: 12:33 pm
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FILE (Photo by Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health on Wednesday announced 21 additional Utahns have lost their lives because of COVID-19.

Another 2,614 have tested positive.

There are currently 484 people hospitalized with the virus, and 23,970 doses of the vaccine have been administered so far.

Testing

UDOH reported a total of 1,714,591 people have been tested for COVID-19 so far, which is an increase of 9,139 people tested since Tuesday.

Of those, a total of 271,940 have tested positive for the virus. That’s an increase of 2,614 cases from yesterday’s report.

The rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 2,033 per day, and the rolling seven-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests has ticked up to 25%.

Utah Department of Health

Hospitalizations

There are currently 484 people hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 156 of those are in intensive care units. Another 53 people are hospitalized with suspected cases of COVID-19.

Utah’s ICUs are 81.3% occupied, which is slightly lower than the state’s threshold for quality ICU care. However, the ICU beds in the state’s referral centers are 85.4% full, which means they’re operating at functional capacity due to the number of caregivers available.

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

Deaths

Health authorities reported 21 more Utahns have lost their lives as a direct result of COVID-19. That brings the state’s pandemic death toll to 1,256.

The following individuals’ deaths were reported Wednesday:

  1. Male, between 65-84, Washington County resident, long-term care facility resident
  2. Male, between 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  3. Male, older than 85, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  4. Male, between 65-84, Uintah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  5. Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  6. Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  7. Male, between 65-84, Sanpete County resident, long-term care facility resident
  8. Male, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  9. Male, older than 85, Weber County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  10. Male, between 65-84, Sanpete County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  11. Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  12. Male, between 45-64, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  13. Male, between 65-84, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  14. Male, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  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. Female, older than 85, Davis County resident, long-term care facility resident
  18. Female, older than 85, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  19. Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  20. Female, between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  21. Male, between 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death

Vaccinations

A total of 125,425 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been shipped to Utah, and 23,970 of those doses have been administered so far.

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

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21 Utahns Have Died From COVID-19; 2.6K More Test Positive