CORONAVIRUS UTAH

1,500 Utahns Have Died From COVID-19; ICUs Still At Capacity

Jan 18, 2021, 12:48 PM | Updated: 1:21 pm
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FILE (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – An additional 1,082 Utahns tested positive for COVID-19, according to Monday’s report from the Utah Department of Health.

Seven more of the state’s residents have died because of the virus, which brings Utah’s pandemic death toll to 1,500.

There are currently 568 people hospitalized with COVID-19.

The most recent numbers show new cases are slowing, though the health department also typically reports fewer tests during the weekends. However, the rolling 7-day average is down to 21.1% of those tested, which is a marked decrease from the nearly 33% average at the beginning of the year.

Utah Department of Health

Testing

UDOH reports 1,906,909 Utahn have been tested so far. That’s an increase of 4,649 people tested since yesterday.

Of those, a total of 324,919 have tested positive for COVID-19, which is 1,083 new cases from Sunday’s report.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 2,154 per day, and the rolling 7-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests is 21.1%.

Utah Department of Health

Hospitalizations

Currently, 568 people are hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 214 of those are in intensive care units. Another 51 people are hospitalized with suspected cases of COVID-19.

Utah’s ICUs are 90.4% full, which is above the state’s threshold for quality ICU care. Utah’s functional capacity is 85% full due to the number of caregivers available.

The ICU beds at the hospitals best equipped to treat COVID patients are 95.4% full.

Utah Department of Health

Deaths

Utah’s pandemic death toll has reached 1,500 after the deaths of seven more residents were reported.

The following individuals’ deaths were reported Monday:

4 Women

  • between 25-44, Weber County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • between 25-44, Utah County resident, not hospitalized
  • between 45-64, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • between 45-64, Washington County resident, not hospitalized

3 Men

  • between 25-44, Utah County resident, not hospitalized
  • between 65-84, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • between 65-84, Weber County resident, not hospitalized

Utah Department of Health

Vaccinations

Utah has administered 168,908 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine so far. A total of 153,979 Utahns have received the first dose of the vaccine, and 14,929 have been fully inoculated with both doses.

Utah Department of Health

For more information, visit coronavirus.utah.gov.

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1,500 Utahns Have Died From COVID-19; ICUs Still At Capacity