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Utah’s 7-Day Average For New COVID-19 Cases Continues To Drop

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health reported 832 residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and 11 more have died.

Four of those people died before Feb. 1, authorities said.

Thursday’s report brings Utah’s 7-day averages for new cases below 13% for “people over people” and below 6% for “tests over tests.”

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

Testing

UDOH reports a total of 2,189,176 Utahns have been tested so far, which is an increase of 8,582 people tested since yesterday.

Of those, a total of 369,433 have tested positive for COVID-19. That’s an increase of 832 new positive cases since Wednesday’s report.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 723 per day.

The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 12.4%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 5.7%.

Hospitalizations

There are currently 221 people hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 87 of those people are in intensive care units. Another 27 patients are hospitalized with suspected cases of COVID-19.

Utah’s ICUs are 74% full. The ICU beds in the state’s referral centers are 76.9% occupied.

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.

Deaths

An additional 11 Utahns have died as a direct result of COVID-19, which brings the state’s pandemic death toll to 1,890.

The following individuals’ deaths were reported Thursday:

  1. Female, between 45-64, Tooele County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  2. Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  3. Female, between 65-84, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  4. Male, between 25-44, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  5. Female, older than 85, Tooele County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  6. Female, older than 85, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  7. Male, older than 85, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  8. Female, between 65-84, Weber County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  9. Female, older than 85, Davis County resident, long-term care facility resident
  10. Male, between 45-64, Weber County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  11. Female, between 65-84, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident

Vaccinations

The state administered 18,563 more vaccines since yesterday’s report. To date, 660,444 vaccines have been administered.

A total of 430,918 Utahns have received the first dose, and 229,526 people have been fully immunized with both doses.

So far, 787,670 vaccines have been delivered to Utah.

For more information, visit coronavirus.utah.gov.

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