CORONAVIRUS UTAH

Utah Passes 2 Million Vaccine Doses As 1 Death, 344 New COVID Cases Reported

Apr 23, 2021, 1:35 PM | Updated: 2:29 pm

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Officials with the Utah Department of Health on Friday said 344 more Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19 and one more resident has lost his life due to the virus.

UDOH said the death occurred before March 23.

An additional 29,519 vaccines have been administered, bringing the state’s total to more than 2 million, and there were 140 people hospitalized with the virus.

For more information, visit coronavirus.utah.gov.

Testing

UDOH reports 2,520,126 people have been tested — 4,580 more than Thursday. Of those, 394,678 Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19, which is an increase of 344 new cases.

(UDOH)

 

The rolling seven-day average for positive tests was 369 — down from 386 on Thursday.

The rolling seven-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” dropped to 5.8% while the rolling seven-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” dropped to 2.9%.

Vaccinations

The state has administered 2,014,815 vaccines in total, which is an increase of 29,519 over Thursday’s numbers. As of Friday, 1,243,211 Utahns had received at least one dose of a vaccine and 857,812 Utahns had been fully vaccinated.

Over 2.23 million vaccines have been delivered to Utah.

Hospitalizations

Currently, 140 people are hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 61 of those people were in intensive care units.

Utah’s ICUs were 71.6% full and the ICU beds in Utah’s referral centers were 76.6% 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

One more Utahn has died due to COVID-19. To date, the virus has killed 2,179 of the state’s residents.

The following death was reported Friday:

  • Male between 65-84, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident (death occurred before March 23)
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Utah Passes 2 Million Vaccine Doses As 1 Death, 344 New COVID Cases Reported