CORONAVIRUS UTAH

20K More Vaccinated As Percent Of New COVID Cases Dips Again

Feb 5, 2021, 12:58 PM | Updated: Feb 6, 2021, 10:07 am
FILE (Photo by David Dee Delgado/Getty Images)...
FILE (Photo by David Dee Delgado/Getty Images)
(Photo by David Dee Delgado/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah has vaccinated more than 20,000 more residents, according to the latest report from the Utah Department of Health.

Unfortunately, 17 more Utahns have lost their lives to the virus.

Health officials also reported 1,216 more people have tested positive for COVID-19, which brought the 7-day average of new positive tests down slightly.

Testing

UDOH reports 2,061,926 Utahns have been tested so far, which is 7,696 more people tested than yesterday.

Of those, a total of 352,489 have tested positive for COVID-19. That’s an increase of 1,216 cases from Thursday’s report.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 1,222 per day, and the rolling 7-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests is 16.3%.

Utah Department of Health

Hospitalizations

There are currently 349 people hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 117 of those people are in intensive care units. Another 84 patients are hospitalized with suspected cases of COVID-19.

ICU utilization was up slightly over Thursday’s numbers.

Statewide, 77.1% of the intensive care unit beds are in use, and the ICU beds in Utah’s referral centers are 79.8% 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. Health officials report 12 of those people died prior to Jan. 15. To date, 1,728 of the state’s residents have been killed by the pandemic.

The following individuals’ deaths were reported Friday:

10 women

  • older than 85, Utah County resident, not hospitalized
  • older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • older than 85, Davis County resident, not hospitalized
  • between 65-84, Utah County resident, not hospitalized
  • between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized
  • between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • older than 85, Utah County resident, not hospitalized
  • older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • older than 85, Weber County resident, not hospitalized
  • between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized

7 men

  • between 45-64, Morgan County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • older than 85, Davis County resident, not hospitalized
  • between 65-84, Box Elder County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • older than 85, Cache County resident, not hospitalized
  • between 65-84, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • older than 85, Morgan County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident

Utah Department of Health

Vaccinations

On Friday, Utah reported 20,180 more vaccines have been administered, bringing the total number of shots in arms to 382,881. So far, 292,933 people have received the first dose, and 89,948 have been fully immunized with both doses.

A total of 501,225 vaccines have been delivered to Utah.

Utah Department of Health

For more information, visit coronavirus.utah.gov.

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20K More Vaccinated As Percent Of New COVID Cases Dips Again