CORONAVIRUS UTAH

7-Day Average Of Positive COVID Cases In Utah Continue To Drop

Jan 31, 2021, 12:57 PM | Updated: 1:10 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The downward trend for new COVID-19 cases is continuing.

On Sunday, the Utah Department of Health reported 1,194 people tested positive for the virus, which brings the 7-day average for positive tests to 16.9%.

That number is nearly half of what it was on Jan. 1.

Two more people have died as a result of COVID-19, and 413 are currently hospitalized.

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

Testing

UDOH reports a total of 2,024,647 Utahns have been tested so far – an increase of 6,472 people tested since yesterday.

Of those, a total of 346,624 have tested positive for COVID-19. That’s an increase of 1,194 cases from Saturday’s report.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 1,464 per day, and the rolling 7-day average for positive laboratory tests is 16.9%.

The screenshot for coronavirus.utah.gov below shows the steep decline in new cases since the beginning of the year.

Utah Department of Health

Hospitalizations

Currently, 413 people are hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 131 of those are in intensive care units. Another 106 patients are hospitalized with suspected cases of COVIDd-19.

ICU utilization has dropped below the threshold for quality care, which is 85% occupancy.

The state’s intensive care units are currently 82.3% full, and the ICU beds in Utah’s referral centers are 84% 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

Deaths

Two additional Utahns have lost their lives as a direct result of COVID-19. To date, 1,665 of the state’s residents have been killed by the virus.

The following individuals’ deaths were reported Sunday:

  1. Female, older than 85, Iron County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  2. Male, between 45-64, Weber County resident, not hospitalized at time of death

Utah Department of Health

Vaccinations

Utah has administered a total of 310,692 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. So far, 247,681 residents have received the first dose, and 63,011 have been fully immunized with both doses.

Utah Department of Health

For more information, visit coronavirus.utah.gov.

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