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State: 10 More Utahns Have Died From COVID-19, 483 More Test Positive; Over 42K Vaccines Administered

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Officials with the Utah Department of Health on Thursday reported 483 additional Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19 and 10 more Utahns have died.

Four of the deaths occurred before March 18, UDOH officials said.

An additional 42,688 vaccines have been administered, bringing the state’s total to more than 1.6 million, and there were 138 people hospitalized with the virus.

For more information, visit coronavirus.utah.gov.

Testing

UDOH reports 2,431,305 people have been tested — 6,848 more than Wednesday. Of those, 388,909 Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19, which is an increase of 483 new cases.

(UDOH)

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests was 399 per day.

The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” remained steady at 7.1%, while the rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” remained at 3.4%.

Hospitalizations

Currently, 138 people are hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 53 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 72.8% full Thursday.

(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

Ten more individuals have lost their lives because of COVID-19. Officials said four of those deaths occurred before March 18. To date, the virus has killed 2,149 of the state’s residents.

The following deaths were reported Thursday:

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

Vaccinations

The state has administered 1,603,855 vaccines in total, which is an increase of 42,688 over Wednesday’s numbers.

(UDOH)

So far, 1,042,595 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 621,247 Utahns have been fully immunized.

The state reached 1 million residents with at least one dose on Wednesday.

There have been 1,866,070 vaccines delivered to Utah.

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