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24 Utahns Have Died From COVID; More Than 200K Vaccines Administered

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health has reported that 24 more Utahns have died because of COVID-19.

Five of those residents died prior to Dec. 31, authorities said.

An additional 2,649 Utahns have tested positive for the virus, and the rolling 7-day average for positive tests is holding steady at 19%.

There are currently 448 people hospitalized with COVID-19.

Utah has also surpassed 200,000 vaccines administered.

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

Testing

UDOH reports 1,948,153 people have been tested so far, which is 13,350 more than yesterday.

Of those, a total of 333,118 have tested positive for COVID-19. That is an increase of 2,649 cases from Thursday’s report.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 1,860 per day, the rolling 7-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests is 19%.

Utah Department of Health

Hospitalizations

Currently, 448 people are hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 192 of those people are in intensive care units. Another 61 people are hospitalized with suspected cases of COVID-19.

Utah’s ICUs are 89.2% full, and the ICU beds in the state’s referral centers are 92.1% occupied.

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

Health officials reported 24 more residents have died as a direct result of COVID-19. Five of those people died prior to Dec. 31, 2020, according to UDOH. To date, 1,571 Utahns have been killed by the virus.

The following deaths were reported Friday:

  1. Male, between 65-84, Weber County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  2. Female, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  3. Male, between 65-84, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  4. Female, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  5. Female, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  6. Male, between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  7. Female, between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  8. Male, between 65-84, Sanpete County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  9. Male, older than 85, Cache County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  10. Female, between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  11. Male, between 65-84, Box Elder County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  12. Female, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  13. Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  14. Male, older than 85, Cache 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, Box Elder County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  17. Male, between 65-84, Iron County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  18. Male, between 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  19. Female, between 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  20. Male, older than 85, Box Elder County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  21. Male, older than 85, Utah County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  22. Female, between 65-84, Iron County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  23. Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  24. Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death

Utah Department of Health

Vaccinations

Utah has now administered 207,127 doses of the vaccine. A total of 183,658 residents have received the first dose, and 23,469 have been fully immunized with both doses.

Utah Department of Health

For more information, visit coronavirus.utah.gov.

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