CORONAVIRUS

Utah’s 7-Day Average For Positive COVID Tests Increases To 32%

Jan 5, 2021, 12:57 PM | Updated: 1:17 pm
FILE (Photo by David Dee Delgado/Getty Images)...
FILE (Photo by David Dee Delgado/Getty Images)
(Photo by David Dee Delgado/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – An additional 3,318 Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the latest report from the health department, pushing the state’s 7-day average for positive tests to 32.14%.

That’s a 1.34% increase from Monday’s report.

Another seven of the state’s residents have died as a direct result of the virus.

There are currently 510 people hospitalized with COVID-19.

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

Testing

The Utah Department of Health reported a total of 1,762,178 of the state’s residents have been tested for the virus so far. That’s an increase of 9,854 people tested since yesterday.

Of those people, a total of 288,951 have tested positive for COVID-19 to date. That’s an increase of 3,318 cases from Monday’s report.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 2,800 per day, and the rolling 7-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests is 32.14%.

Utah Department of Health

Hospitalizations

There are currently 510 people hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 177 of those people are in intensive care units. Another 68 people are hospitalized with suspected cases of COVID-19.

Utah’s ICUs are currently 84.2% full – just under the state’s threshold for quality ICU care, which is 85% occupancy.

The intensive care units in the state’s referral centers are 85.3% 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

An addition seven Utahns have died as a direct result of COVID-19, which bring’s the state’s pandemic death toll to 1,312.

The following individuals’ deaths were reported Tuesday:

  1. Male, between 65-84, Weber County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  2. Male, between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  3. Male, between 65-84, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  4. Male, between 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  5. Female, older than 85, Washington County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  6. Male, between 65-84, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  7. Female, older than 85, Washington County resident, not hospitalized at time of death

Vaccinations

There have been 150,125 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine shipped to Utah. So far, 55,981 residents have received the first dose of the inoculation.

For more information, visit coronavirus.utah.gov.

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Utah’s 7-Day Average For Positive COVID Tests Increases To 32%