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11 More Utahns Have Died From COVID-19, 1.7K Test Positive

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Officials with the Utah Department of Health reported 11 more Utahns have died because of COVID-19, and an additional 1,771 Utahns have tested positive for the virus.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests was holding steady at 18.9% and there were 481 people hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Saturday.

Utah has also surpassed 225,000 vaccines administered. For more information, visit coronavirus.utah.gov.

Testing

UDOH reports 1,958,154 people have been tested so far, which is 10,001 more than Friday.

Of those, a total of 334,889 have tested positive for COVID-19. That is an increase of 1,771 cases from Friday’s report.

(UDOH)

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests dropped slightly from 1,860 per day to 1,804, and the rolling 7-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests was 18.9%.

Hospitalizations

Currently, 481 people are hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 196 of those people are in intensive care units. Another 67 people are hospitalized with suspected cases of COVID-19.

Utah’s ICUs are 90% full, and the ICU beds in the state’s referral centers are 92.7% 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.

Deaths

Health officials reported 11 more residents have died as a direct result of COVID-19. They added two of these deaths occurred before Dec. 31, 2020.

“The Office of the Medical Examiner conducts thorough investigations of all potential COVID-related deaths; these investigations can take several weeks to complete,” officials said.

To date, 1,582 Utahns have been killed by the virus.

The following deaths were reported Saturday:

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

Vaccinations

Utah has now administered 222,275 doses of the vaccine, which is an increase of 15,148 from Friday.

A total of 194,733 residents have received the first dose, and 27,542  have been fully immunized with both doses.

(UDOH)

For more information, visit coronavirus.utah.gov.

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