CORONAVIRUS UTAH

Health Officials Say 17 More People Have Died From COVID-19

Mar 19, 2021, 12:56 PM | Updated: 1:11 pm
FILE: A COVID-19 testing clinic at UVU. (KSL-TV)...
FILE: A COVID-19 testing clinic at UVU. (KSL-TV)
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health has reported 17 more Utahns have died as a result of COVID-19.

Twelve of those people died before Feb. 19, according to UDOH’s Friday report.

An additional 447 people tested positive for the virus, and there are currently 176 patients hospitalized.

Utah administered 31,146 more vaccines.

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

Testing

UDOH reports 2,320,731 people have been tested so far, which is an increase of 5,967 people tested since yesterday.

Of those, a total of 380,787 Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19. That’s an increase of 447 new positive cases over Thursday’s data.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 474 per day.

The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 8.3%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 4.2%.

Hospitalizations

Currently, 176 people are hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 61 of those people are in intensive care units. Another 21 patients are hospitalized with suspected cases of COVID-19.

Utah’s ICUs are 72.8% full. The ICU beds in the state’s referral centers are 76.4% 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.

Deaths

Seventeen more Utahns have died as a direct result of COVID-19. Health officials report 12 of those people died before Feb. 19.

To date, 2,058 of the state’s residents have been killed by the virus.

The following individuals’ deaths were reported Friday:

10 men

  • between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • between 65-84, Iron County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • older than 85, Tooele County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • older than 85, Cache County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • between 15-24, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death (this person was older than 18)
  • between 65-84, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • between 65-84, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • between 65-84, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • between 45-64, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death

7 women

  • between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • between 25-44, Cache County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • between 45-64, Uintah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • between 65-84, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • between 65-84, Weber County resident, hospitalized at time of death

Vaccinations

Utah has administered a total of 1,111,185 vaccines – an increase of 31,146 since yesterday.

A total of 737,243 people have received at least one dose, and 402,988 Utahns have been fully immunized.

There have been 1,300,120 vaccines delivered to the state.

For more information, visit coronavirus.utah.gov.

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Health Officials Say 17 More People Have Died From COVID-19