859 Test Positive For COVID-19; Weeklong Average Still At 19%

Jan 25, 2021, 1:01 PM | Updated: 1:34 pm
FILE: A COVID-19 testing clinic at UVU. (KSL-TV)...
FILE: A COVID-19 testing clinic at UVU. (KSL-TV)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Health officials on Monday reported that 859 Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19.

Monday’s positive numbers are typically low due to fewer tests being conducted over the weekend. However, the weeklong average for positive tests remains steady at about 19%.

Two additional Utahns have died from COVID-19, which brings the state’s pandemic death toll to 1,597.

There are 459 people currently hospitalized with the virus.

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The Utah Department of Health reports a total of 1,969,659 residents have been tested so far. That’s an increase of 4,174 people tested since yesterday.

Of those, a total of 337,264 have tested positive for COVID-19 to date. That is 859 additional cases from Sunday’s report.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 1,763 per day, and the rolling 7-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests is 19.2%.

Utah Department of Health


Currently, 459 people are hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 179 of those people are in intensive care units. Another 69 people are hospitalized with suspected cases of COVID-19.

Utah’s ICUs are 86.1% full, and the ICU beds in the state’s referral centers are 89.1% 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


Health officials reported two more Utahns have died as a direct result of the virus. To date, 1,597 of the state’s residents have lost their lives to COVID-19.

The following individuals’ deaths were reported Monday:

  • Female, between 45-64, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death

Utah Department of Health


Utah has administered 229,575 doses of the vaccine so far. A total of 200,973 Utahns have received the first dose, and 28,602 Utahns have been fully immunized with both doses.

Utah Department of Health

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859 Test Positive For COVID-19; Weeklong Average Still At 19%