CORONAVIRUS UTAH

Health Officials Report 10 More Utahns Have Died From COVID-19

Feb 9, 2021, 1:25 PM | Updated: 1:40 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health on Tuesday reported another 10 residents have died as a direct result of COVID-19, and another 918 have tested positive.

Currently, 319 people are hospitalized with the virus.

Testing

UDOH reports a total of 2,085,821 Utahns have been tested so far, which is an increase of 6,133 people tested since yesterday.

Of those, a total of 356,040 have tested positive for COVID-19. That’s an increase of 918 cases over Monday’s report.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 1,095 per day. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 15.5%, and the rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 7.2%.

Utah Department of Health Utah Department of Health

According to UDOH:

The UDOH is now reporting two measures of percent positivity. One measure is determined by dividing the total of unique individuals who tested positive by the unique number of people tested. We call this the “people over people” method. This method does not account for people who have had repeat positive or negative tests in the past 90 days. This is the method we’ve been using to report percent positive since the beginning of the pandemic. It biases the percent positivity higher in the current testing environment.

We will also report percent positivity based on the total positive tests divided by the total number of tests administered. We call this the “test over test” method, this method is now used by at least 37 other states and provides a better comparison between what is happening across the country. This method accounts for people who have repeat positive or negative test results and more accurately reflects our increase in testing. It biases the percent positivity lower in the current testing environment.

Hospitalizations

Current hospitalizations continue to trend downward, with 319 people in Utah hospitals with confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those, 124 are in intensive care units, and another 40 patients are hospitalized with suspected cases of COVID-19.

Utah’s ICUs are 73.2% occupied. The ICU beds in the state’s referral centers are 77.4% 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 10 Utahns have been killed by the virus, which brings the state’s pandemic death toll to 1,748.

The following residents’ deaths were reported Tuesday:

    1. Male, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
    2. Female, between 65-84, Weber County resident, hospitalized at time of death
    3. Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
    4. Female, between 45-64, Weber County resident, hospitalized at time of death
    5. Male, older than 85, Weber County resident, long-term care facility resident
    6. Male, between 65-84, Weber County resident, hospitalized at time of death
    7. Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
    8. Male, between 65-84, Iron County resident, long-term care facility resident
    9. Female, between 65-84, Sanpete County resident, hospitalized at time of death
    10. Female, between 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death

Utah Department of Health

Vaccinations

Utah has administered 425,698 vaccines so far. A total of 317,603 people have received the first dose, and 108,095 Utahns have been fully immunized with both doses.

There have been 493,635 doses of the vaccine delivered to the state.

Utah Department of Health

For more information, visit coronavirus.utah.gov.

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Health Officials Report 10 More Utahns Have Died From COVID-19