CORONAVIRUS UTAH

Utah Reports 17 More Residents Have Died From COVID

Feb 26, 2021, 1:01 PM | Updated: 1:26 pm
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FILE (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health on Friday reported 17 additional people have died from COVID-19.

Health officials noted that eight of those people died before Feb. 5.

Another 694 residents have tested positive, and there are currently 231 people hospitalized with the virus.

The state administered 22,092 vaccines since Thursday’s report.

Testing

UDOH reports 2,194,674 Utahns have been tested so far, which is an increase of 5,498 people tested since yesterday.

Of those, a total of 370,084 have tested positive for COVID-19. That’s an increase of 651 new cases since Thursday’s report.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 694 per day.

The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 12.3%, and the rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 5.6%.

Hospitalizations

Currently, 231 people are hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 94 of those people are in intensive care units. Another 23 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 76.6% 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

Utah reported 17 more people have died as a direct result of COVID-19. To date, the virus has killed 1,907 Utahns.

The following individuals’ deaths were reported Friday:

10 men

  • between 65-84, Washington County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • older than 85, Utah County resident, not hospitalized
  • between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized
  • between 45-64, Iron 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, hospitalized at time of death
  • between 45-64, Tooele County resident, not hospitalized

7 women

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

Vaccinations

Utah administered 22,092 additional vaccines since the last report, bringing the total number of vaccines to 682,536.

A total of 442,659 people have received the first dose, and 239,877 residents have been fully immunized with both doses.

There have been 816,540 vaccines delivered to Utah.

For more information, visit coronavirus.utah.gov.

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