CORONAVIRUS

New COVID Cases High As Utah Reports 2 Days Of Information

Jan 2, 2021, 1:23 PM | Updated: Jan 3, 2021, 11:11 am

FILE (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)...

FILE (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Saturday’s COVID-19 report revealed higher-than-usual numbers as the Utah Department of Health released two days’ worth of information.

Health officials did not release a daily report on Friday in observance of New Year’s Day.

An additional 5,042 Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19, and 25 more have died as a direct result of the virus.

There are currently 487 people hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Testing

UDOH reported a total of 1,740,903 Utahns have been tested so far, which is an increase of 14,900 people tested since Thursday.

Of those people, a total of 281,654 have tested positive for COVID-19. That’s 5,042 additional cases since Thursday’s report. Health officials said 3,110 of those cases would have been reported Friday, with the remaining 1,932 reported Saturday.

The rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 2,506 per day. The rolling seven-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests has risen to 27.4%.

Utah Department of Health

Hospitalizations

There are currently 487 people hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 152 of those people are in intensive care units. Another 63 people are hospitalized with suspected cases of COVID-19.

Utah’s ICUs are now 85.3% full, which means they are operating at functional capacity due to the number of caregivers available.

The intensive care units in the state’s referral centers are 88.3% 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

Deaths

Health officials reported an additional 25 people have been killed by COVID-19. Nine of those Utahns’ deaths would have been reported Friday, and 16 of those people’s deaths are being reported Saturday. This brings the Beehive State’s pandemic death toll to 1,278.

The following individuals’ deaths were reported on Saturday:

  1. Female, between 65-84, Box Elder County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  2. Male, between 65-84, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  3. Female, between 25-44, Davis County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  4. Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  5. Female, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  6. Female, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  7. Female, older than 85, Washington County resident, long-term care facility resident
  8. Male, between 45-64, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  9. Female, between 45-64, Weber County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  10. Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  11. Female, older than 85, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  12. Male, older than 85, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  13. Female, older than 85, Uintah County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  14. Male, between 65-84, Uintah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  15. Male, older than 85, Davis County resident, long-term care facility resident
  16. Male, older than 85, Davis County resident, long-term care facility resident
  17. Male, older than 85, Davis County resident, long-term care facility resident
  18. Male, between 25-44, San Juan County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  19. Female, between 25-44, San Juan County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  20. Male, between 65-84, Duchesne County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  21. Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  22. Female, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  23. Male, between 65-84, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  24. Female, between 65-84, Davis County resident, long-term care facility resident
  25. Female, between 65-84, Sanpete County resident, hospitalized at time of death

Vaccinations

Utah has had 127,375 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine shipped, and 43,051 of the state’s residents have received their first dose of the inoculation.

For more information, visit coronavirus.utah.gov.

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New COVID Cases High As Utah Reports 2 Days Of Information