2K More Utahns Test Positive; 7-Day Average Decreases
Jan 27, 2021, 1:00 PM | Updated: 1:16 pm
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Health officials on Wednesday reported 2,009 more Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19.
The latest numbers from the Utah Department of Health also show that the rolling 7-day average for positive tests has dipped to 18.44%, the lowest it’s been since October 2020.
An additional seven of the state’s residents have lost their lives to COVID-19.
There are currently 452 patients hospitalized with the virus.
This article is being updated. For more information, visit coronavirus.utah.gov.
UDOH reports 1,989,106 residents have been tested so far, which is an increase of 10,156 people tested since yesterday.
Of those, a total of 340,684 Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19. That’s an increase of 2,009 cases from Tuesday’s report.
The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 1,758 per day, and the rolling 7-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests is 18.44%.
Currently, 452 people are hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 161 of those people are in intensive care units. Another 85 people are hospitalized with suspected cases of COVID-19.
Utah’s ICUs are now 84% full, which is below the utilization threshold of 85% occupancy. However, the ICU beds at the state’s referral centers are continuing to operate above capacity, with 88.9% of those beds in use.
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.
An additional seven Utahns have died as a direct result of COVID-19. To date, the virus has killed 1,620 of the state’s residents.
The following individuals’ deaths were reported Wednesday:
- Male, between 65-84, Millard County resident, hospitalized at time of death
- Male, between 65-84, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
- Male, between 45-64, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
- Male, older than 85, Tooele County resident, hospitalized at time of death
- Male, between 65-84, Washington County resident, long-term care facility resident
- Female, between 45-64, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
- Male, older than 85, Grand County resident, hospitalized at time of death
The state has administered 250,448 vaccines so far. A total of 212,113 Utahns have received the first dose, and 37,335 people are fully immunized with both doses.
For more information, visit coronavirus.utah.gov.