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State Reports 26 More Utahns Died From COVID-19

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – State health officials reported 26 more Utahns have died as a result of COVID-19.

According to the Utah Department of Health’s daily coronavirus report, 15 of those residents died prior to Dec. 22.

An additional 2,946 people have tested positive for the virus, and there are currently 560 Utahns hospitalized with COVID-19.

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

Testing

UDOH reported a total of 1,843,113 Utahns have been tested so far, which is an increase of 11,991 people tested since yesterday.

Of those, a total of 309,629 have tested positive for COVID-19. That’s an increase of 2,146 cases from Monday’s report.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 2,946 per day, and the rolling 7-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests is 29.3%.

Utah Department of Health

Hospitalizations

There are currently 560 people hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 187 of those people are in intensive care units. Another 45 people are currently hospitalized with suspected cases of COVID-19.

Utah’s ICUs are 85.3% full, and the intensive care units in the state’s referral centers are 88.5% 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

Twenty-six more Utahns have died as a direct result of COVID-19. Health officials reported 15 of those people died prior to Dec. 22.

In total, 1,422 of the states residents have been killed by COVID-19.

The following individuals’ deaths were reported Tuesday:

16 women:

  • between 65-84, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • between 65-84, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • between 45-64,Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • between 65-84, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • between 65-84, Weber County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • older than 85, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • older than 85, Weber County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • between 65-84, Davis County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • older than 85, Davis County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized
  • older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • between 45-64, Millard County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • older than 85, Washington County resident, not hospitalized

10 men:

  • older than 85, Weber County resident, not hospitalized
  • between 65-84, Davis County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • between 65-84, Tooele County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • older than 85, Iron County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • older than 85, Cache County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • older than 85, Washington County resident, long-term care facility resident

Vaccinations

Utah has administered 110,530 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, which is an increase of 6,983 since Monday.

Utah Department of Health

For more information, visit coronavirus.utah.gov.

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