CORONAVIRUS UTAH

An Additional 2,543 Utahns Have Tested Positive For COVID; 12 More Have Died

Jan 15, 2021, 12:24 PM | Updated: 2:02 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Health officials reported 2,543 Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19, and 12 more have lost their lives because of the virus.

According to Friday’s report from the Utah Department of Health, there are currently 584 people hospitalized with the coronavirus.

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

Testing

UDOH reported a total of 1,844,601 Utahns have been tested so far. That’s an increase of 9,544 people tested since yesterday.

Of those, a total of 320,102 Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19, which is an increase of 2,543 cases since Thursday’s report.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 2,391 per day, and the rolling 7-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests is 25%.

Utah Department of Health

Hospitalizations

Currently, there are 584 people hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 210 of those are in intensive care units. Another 51 people are hospitalized with suspected cases of COVID-19.

The state’s ICUs are operating above capacity. Utah’s threshold for quality ICU care is 85% occupancy due to the number of caregivers available. Currently, the state’s ICUs are 92.6% occupied.

Utah’s referral center ICUs are 95.4% 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

Officials reported 12 more people had died from COVID-19, which brings Utah’s pandemic death toll to 1,472.

The following individuals’ deaths were reported Friday:

9 Men:

  • between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • older than 85, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • between 65-84, Washington County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • between 65-84, Weber County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death

3 Women:

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

Utah Department of Health

Vaccinations

So far, 142,751 vaccines have been administered in Utah, which is 9,544 more than Thursday.

Utah Department of Health

For more information, visit coronavirus.utah.gov.

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An Additional 2,543 Utahns Have Tested Positive For COVID; 12 More Have Died