CORONAVIRUS UTAH

Two More Utahns Have Died From COVID & 612 Tested Positive; 1 Million Have Received One Vaccine Dose

Apr 7, 2021, 1:10 PM | Updated: 2:11 pm
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(KSL TV)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Officials with the Utah Department of Health on Wednesday reported 612 additional Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19 and two more Utahns have died.

They also reported over 1 million Utahns have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

“This is a milestone worth celebrating and we hope this number will continue to rise as more and more Utahns choose to become vaccinated,” said Gov. Spencer Cox. “The speed in which we’ve been able to vaccinate Utahns is a testament to the hard work and dedication by Utah’s public health system and our statewide vaccination partners,” he added.

The 1,013,308 Utahns who have received at least one dose represent approximately 44% of Utah’s eligible population.

An additional 34,814 vaccines were administered, bringing the state’s total to more than 1.5 million, and there were 140 people hospitalized with the virus.

For more information, visit coronavirus.utah.gov.

Testing

UDOH reported 2,424,457 people have been tested — 18,522 more than Tuesday. Of those, 388,426 Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19, which is an increase of 300 new cases.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests rose to 401 per day — up from 378, which came after eight consecutive days of declining cases.

(UDOH)

The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” remained steady at 7.2%, while the rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” rose slightly to 3.5%.

Hospitalizations

Currently, 140 people are hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 55 of those people are in intensive care units.

Utah’s ICUs were 69.2% full and the ICU beds in Utah’s referral centers were 72.2% full Wednesday.

(UDOH)

“At about 69% overall ICU utilization, ICUs in Utah’s major hospitals with the ability to provide best care for COVID-19 patients begin to reach staffing capacity,” UDOH officials said. “Seventy-two percent use among all hospitals and 77% in referral center hospitals creates major strains on the health care system. When 85% capacity is reached, Utah will be functionally out of staffed ICU beds, indicating an overwhelmed hospital system.”

Deaths

Two more individuals have lost their lives because of COVID-19. To date, the virus has killed 2,139 of the state’s residents.

The following deaths were reported Wednesday:

  1. Male, between 65-84, Washington County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  2. Male, between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death

Vaccinations

The state has administered 1,526,353 vaccines in total, which is an increase of 34,814 over Tuesday’s numbers.

So far, 1,013,308 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 599,972 Utahns have been fully immunized.

(UDOH)

There have been 1,835,670 vaccines delivered to Utah.

All Utahns ages 16 and older are eligible to receive the vaccine in Utah; those ages 16 and 17 are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine.

To find a vaccine provider near you, visit coronavirus.utah.gov/vaccine-distribution or vaccinefinder.org.

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Two More Utahns Have Died From COVID & 612 Tested Positive; 1 Million Have Received One Vaccine Dose