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10 More Utahns Have Died From COVID-19

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health reported 2,159 more Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19.

An additional 10 residents have died from the virus, bringing the state’s pandemic death toll to 1,517.

Currently, 551 people are hospitalized with COVID-19.

Testing

UDOH reports 1,922,786 Utahns have been tested so far, which is an increase of 8,566 people tested since yesterday.

Of those, a total of 328,380 have tested positive for the virus. That’s an increase of 2,159 cases from Tuesday’s report.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 1,924 per day. The rolling 7-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests dipped to 18.9%.

Utah Department of Health

Hospitalizations

There are currently 551 people hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 210 of those are in intensive care units. Another 53 people are hospitalized with suspected cases of COVID-19.

The state’s ICUs are currently 87.7% occupied, and the ICU beds in Utah’s referral centers are 91.2% 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

Ten more Utahns have lost their lives to COVID-19. To date, 1,517 of the state’s residents have died because of the virus.

The following individuals’ deaths were reported Wednesday:

  1. Female, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  2. Female, between 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  3. Female, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  4. Male, between 65-84, Carbon County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  5. Male, between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  6. Female, older than 85, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  7. Female, between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  8. Male, between 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  9. Male, older than 85, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  10. Female, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized at time of death

Utah Department of Health

Vaccinations

To date, 181,169 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the state. A total of 164,267 people have received the first dose, and 16,902 people have been fully immunized with both doses.

Utah Department of Health

For more information, visit coronavirus.utah.gov.

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