CORONAVIRUS UTAH

7 More Utahns Die From COVID, 527 Test Positive

Mar 25, 2021, 11:04 AM | Updated: 8:30 pm

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health on Thursday reported 527 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 and seven more have died.

Four of the people who died passed away before March 1, health officials said.

The state administered 26,298 more vaccines since yesterday.

Currently, 134 people are hospitalized with the virus.

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

Testing

UDOH reports 2,355,874 people have been tested so far, which is an increase of 7,891 people tested since yesterday.

Of those, a total of 3983,260 of those Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19. That’s an increase of 527 new cases since Wednesday’s report.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 419 per day.

The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 7.6%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 3.8%.

Hospitalizations

There are 134 people currently hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 53 of those people are in intensive care units. Another 21 patients are hospitalized with suspected cases of COVID-19.

The state’s ICUs are 69.2% occupied. The ICU beds in Utah’s referral centers are 72.6% 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

Seven additional Utahns have died as a direct result of COVID-19. Four of those people died before March 1, according to UDOH.

A death reported on March 21 has been removed following further investigation.

To date, 2,088 of the state’s residents have been killed by the virus.

The following individuals’ deaths were reported Thursday:

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

Vaccinations

Utah has administered 1,232,991 total vaccines, which is an increase of 26,298 over Wednesday’s numbers.

So far, 814,765 people have received at least one dose, and 450,128 Utahns have been fully immunized.

There have been 1,420,190 vaccines delivered to the state.

For more information, visit coronavirus.utah.gov.

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