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Health Officials Report 30 More Utahns Have Died From COVID-19

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah health officials on Thursday reported 30 more Utahns have died because of COVID-19, which brings the state’s pandemic death toll to 1,574.

The Utah Department of Health noted that three of those people died prior to Dec. 31, 2020.

An additional 2,089 people have tested positive for the virus, which brought the weeklong average for positive tests up slightly to 19%.

There are currently 529 people hospitalized with COVID-19.

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

Testing

UDOH reports 1,935,579 Utahns have been tested so far, which is an increase of 12,608 people tested since yesterday.

Of those, a total of 330,469 have tested positive for COVID-19. That’s an increase of 2,089 cases from Wednesday’s report.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 1,829 per day, and the rolling 7-day average for percent of positive test results is 19%.

Utah Department of Health

Hospitalizations

Currently, 529 people are hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 209 of those are in intensive care units. Another 61 people are hospitalized with suspected cases of COVID-19.

Utah’s ICUs are 91.3% full, and the ICU beds in the state’s referral centers are 93.6% 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

Thirty more Utahns have lost their lives as a direct result of COVID-19. Three of those people died before Dec. 31, 2020. To date, the virus has killed 1,547 of the state’s residents.

The following individuals’ deaths were reported Thursday:

  1. Female, between 65-84, Beaver County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  2. Female, older than 85, Cache County resident, long-term care facility resident
  3. Male, older than 85, Davis County resident, long-term care facility resident
  4. Female, between 65-84, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  5. Female, between 65-84, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  6. Female, older than 85, Garfield County resident, long-term care facility resident
  7. Female, between 65-84, Millard County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  8. Female, between 65-84, Millard County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  9. Female, between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  10. Female, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  11. Female, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  12. Female, between 25-44, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  13. Male, older than 85, SaLt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  14. Female, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  15. Female, between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  16. Female, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  17. Male, between 45-64, San Juan County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  18. Male, between 25-44, Tooele County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  19. Female, between 65-84, Tooele County resident, long-term care facility resident
  20. Female, older than 85, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  21. Male, between 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  22. Male, older than 85, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  23. Female, between 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  24. Female, between 45-64, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  25. Female, older than 85, Washington County resident, long-term care facility resident
  26. Male, between 65-84, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  27. Female, between 65-84, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  28. Male, between 65-84, Weber County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  29. Male, between 65-84, Weber County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  30. Male, older than 85, Weber County resident, hospitalized at time of death

Utah Department of Health

Vaccinations

Utah has administered 193,777 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine so far. A total of 173,587 people have received the first dose, and 20,190 people have been fully immunized with both doses.

Utah Department of Health

For more information, visit coronavirus.utah.gov.

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