Utah Reports 463 New COVID-19 Cases, 7 Deaths
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Officials with the Utah Department of Health on Thursday said 463 more Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19 and seven more residents have lost their lives due to the virus.
UDOH said all seven deaths occurred before April 1.
An additional 26,895 vaccines have been administered, bringing the state’s total to more than 2.12 million, and there were 142 people hospitalized with the virus.
For more information, visit coronavirus.utah.gov.
Gov. Spencer Cox announced during his weekly press conference that any organization can request a mobile vaccination clinic as part of efforts to reach out to more Utahns.
He also said there is no excuse for people not to get a vaccine because they are widely available and there are many appointments available across the state right now — including walk-in appointments in Salt Lake County.
Today, Governor Cox announced the opportunity for businesses, community groups, churches, and other organizations to request mobile vaccine events. They’ll come directly to you and will return for second-dose events, if needed. Learn more: https://t.co/OK8ODURJxZ pic.twitter.com/xr95GrXs4m
— State of Utah COVID-19 Response (@UtahCoronavirus) April 29, 2021
UDOH reports 2,551,765 people have been tested — 6,402 more than Wednesday. Of those, 396,985 Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19 — an increase of 463 new cases.
The rolling seven-day average for positive tests was 380 — the same as Wednesday’s reported average.
The rolling seven-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” rose for the third consecutive day to 6.5% while the rolling seven-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” rose for the second consecutive day to 3.5%.
The state has administered 2,124,832 vaccines in total, which is an increase of 26,895 over Wednesday’s numbers. As of Thursday, over 1.28 million Utahns had received at least one dose of a vaccine and over 924,000 Utahns had been fully vaccinated.
Over 2.47 million vaccines have been delivered to Utah.
Currently, 142 people are hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 61 of those people were in intensive care units.
Utah’s ICUs were 72.6% full and the ICU beds in Utah’s referral centers were 76.6% full Thursday.
“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.”
Seven more Utahns have died due to COVID-19. To date, the virus has killed 2,197 of the state’s residents.
The following deaths were reported Thursday:
- Male, between 65-84, Sanpete County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
Female, between 45-64, Weber County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
Male, between 65-84, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death
Male, between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
Female, between 65-84, Cache County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
Female, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
Male, between 65-84, Utah County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
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