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Two More Utahns Die From COVID-19, 407 Test Positive For Virus

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Officials with the Utah Department of Health on Saturday reported two more Utahns have died from COVID-19 and 407 additional residents have tested positive for the virus.

An additional 32,887 vaccines have been administered, bringing the state’s total to more than 1.68 million, and there were 143 people hospitalized with the virus.

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UDOH reports 2,442,968 people have been tested — 6,399 more than Friday. Of those, 389,760 Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19, which is an increase of 407 new cases.


The rolling 7-day average for positive tests was 396 — down from 402 per day on Friday.

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


Currently, 143 people are hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 53 of those people are in intensive care units.

Utah’s ICUs were 68.4% full and the ICU beds in Utah’s referral centers were 70.9% full Friday.


“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.”


Two more individuals have lost their lives because of COVID-19. To date, the virus has killed 2,159 of the state’s residents.

The following deaths were reported Saturday:

  1. Female, between 65-84, Salt Lake County, long-term care facility resident
  2. Male, between 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death


The state has administered 1,683,737 vaccines in total, which is an increase of 32,887 over Friday’s numbers.


So far, 1,089,914 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 668,371 Utahns have been fully immunized.

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

There have been 1,943,960 vaccines delivered to Utah.

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