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570 Utahns Test Positive For COVID; Over 26K Vaccines Administered

(Utah County Health Department)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Officials with the Utah Department of Health reported an additional five Utahns have died from COVID-19 and 570 more have tested positive for the virus.

Saturday’s numbers show the weeklong trends are continuing downward as fewer tests return positive.

Vaccine efforts have been ramped up significantly, with the state administering more than 26,000 doses within a day’s time.

Currently, there are 194 people hospitalized with the virus.

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

Testing

UDOH reports 2,243,694 Utahns have been tested so far, which is an increase of 7,052 people tested since Friday.

Of those, a total of 374,438 people have tested positive for COVID-19. That’s an increase of 570 new positive cases over Friday’s numbers.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests was 527 per day.

The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” dropped slightly to 9.5%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” remained the same as Friday at 4.6%.

Hospitalizations

There are currently 194 people hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 77 of those people are in intensive care units. Another 22 patients are hospitalized with suspected cases of COVID-19.

Utah’s ICUs are 71.5% full, and the ICU beds in the state’s referral centers are 74.8% 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.

Deaths

Five more Utahns have lost their lives as a direct result of COVID-19. One of those people died prior to Feb. 13, according to health officials.

To date, 1,975 of the state’s residents have been killed by the virus.

The following individuals’ deaths were reported Friday:

  1. Female, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  2. Female, between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  3. Male, between 45-64, Weber County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  4. Female, between 25-44, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  5. Female, between 45-64, Uintah County resident, hospitalized at time of death

Vaccinations

On Saturday, Utah reported an additional 26,098 vaccines had been administered, bringing the total number of shots in arms to 843,032.

So far, 546,814 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 304,168 Utahns have received two doses.

To date, 1,005,715 vaccines have been shipped to the state.

For more information, visit coronavirus.utah.gov.

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