CORONAVIRUS UTAH

State: 463 New COVID-19 Cases & Two Deaths Reported; Over 43K Vaccines Administered

Apr 16, 2021, 1:04 PM | Updated: 1:11 pm
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FILE - Gov. Cox said even though case counts are dropping it's important that residents keep getting fully vaccinated with booster shots. (KSL TV)
(KSL TV)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Officials with the Utah Department of Health on Friday said 463 more Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19 and two more residents have died due to the virus.

An additional 43,636 vaccines have been administered, bringing the state’s total to more than 1.85 million, and there were 159 people hospitalized with the virus.

For more information, visit coronavirus.utah.gov.

Testing

UDOH reports 2,478,707 people have been tested — 7,879 more than Thursday. Of those, 392,096 Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19, which is an increase of 463 new cases.

The rolling seven-day average for positive tests rose to 393 — up from 390 on Thursday.

(UDOH)

The rolling seven-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” rose to 7.6% while the rolling seven-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” rose slightly t0 3.8%.

Vaccinations

The state has administered 1,852,460 vaccines in total, which is an increase of 43,636 over Thursday’s numbers. As of Friday, 1,168,364 Utahns have received at least one dose of a vaccine and 768,591 Utahns have been fully vaccinated.

Over 2.1 million vaccines have been delivered to Utah.

(UDOH)

Hospitalizations

Currently, 159 people are hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 61 of those people are in intensive care units.

Utah’s ICUs were 73.3% full and the ICU beds in Utah’s referral centers were 77.3% full Friday.

(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 Utahns have lost their lives due to COVID-19. To date, the virus has killed 2,164 of the state’s residents.

The following deaths were reported Friday:

  • Female, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized
  • Male, between 45-64, Weber County resident, hospitalized at time of death
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State: 463 New COVID-19 Cases & Two Deaths Reported; Over 43K Vaccines Administered