CORONAVIRUS

Hospitalizations Down; 17 More Utahns Lose Their Lives To COVID

Jan 26, 2021, 12:55 PM | Updated: 1:12 pm

FILE (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)...

FILE (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)

(Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Health authorities on Tuesday reported 1,411 more Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19.

Another 17 have lost their lives to the virus. Four of those people died in December 2020.

There are currently 452 people hospitalized with COVID-19, and the state’s ICUs are operating below the utilization threshold.

Testing

The Utah Department of Health reports 1,978,950 residents have been tested so far, which is an increase of 9,291 people tested since yesterday.

Of those, a total of 338,678 have tested positive for COVID-19. That’s an increase of 1,411 new cases from Monday’s report.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 1,778 per day, and the rolling 7-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests is 19.11%.

Utah Department of Health

Hospitalizations

Currently, 452 people are hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 158 of those people are in intensive care units. Another 88 people are hospitalized with suspected cases of COVID-19.

Utah’s ICUs are now functioning below the utilization threshold. The beds statewide are 81% full.

However, the ICU beds in the state’s referral centers are 85.7% full, which is just above the utilization threshold.

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 17 more Utahns have died from COVID-19, which brings the state’s pandemic death toll to 1,613. Four of those people died in December 2020.

The following individuals’ deaths were reported Tuesday:

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

Utah Department of Health

Vaccinations

Utah has administered 237,637 vaccinations so far. A total of 205,091 residents have received the first dose, and 32,546 people have been fully immunized with both doses.

Utah Department of Health

For more information, visit coronavirus.utah.gov. 

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Hospitalizations Down; 17 More Utahns Lose Their Lives To COVID