CORONAVIRUS

17 More Utah Residents Die From COVID-19, Hospitalizations Decrease

Feb 2, 2021, 1:11 PM | Updated: 1:29 pm

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FILE (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health on Tuesday reported 1,201 people tested positive for COVID-19, and 17 more have died.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is holding steady, though, with the latest data bringing it to 16.6%.

There are currently 396 people hospitalized with the virus, and ICU occupancy across the state dipped to about 76%.

Testing

UDOH reports a total of 2,035,662 people have been tested so far, which is an increase of 7,499 people tested since yesterday.

Of those, a total of 348,409 Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19. That’s an increase of 1,201 cases from Monday’s report.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 1,394 per day. The rolling 7-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests is remaining relatively steady at 16.6%.

Utah Department of Health

Hospitalizations

Hospitalization numbers have decreased, and there are currently 396 people hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those, 130 are in intensive care units. Another 89 people are hospitalized with suspected cases of COVID-19.

Statewide, ICUs are now 76.4% full. The ICU beds in Utah’s referral centers are 79% 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

An additional 17 Utahns have lost their lives as a direct result of COVID-19. UDOH reports six of those people died prior to Jan. 13. So far, 1,685 residents have been killed by the virus.

The following individuals’ deaths were reported Tuesday:

9 women

  • older than 85, Washington County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • between 45-64, Washington County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • older than 85, Washington County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • older than 85, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • older than 85, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • between 65-84, Weber County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • between 65-84, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death

8 men

  • older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized
  • between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • between 35-44, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • between 35-44, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • older than 85, Cache County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death

Utah Department of Health

Vaccinations

The state has administered 325,457 doses of the vaccine. So far, 255,768 Utahns have received the first dose, and 69,689 people have been fully immunized with both doses.

Utah Department of Health

For more information, visit coronavirus.utah.gov.

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17 More Utah Residents Die From COVID-19, Hospitalizations Decrease