Utah Reports 338 New COVID Cases, 5 Additional Deaths
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Officials with the Utah Department of Health on Friday said 338 more Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19 and five more residents have lost their lives due to the virus.
An additional 21,945 vaccines have been administered, bringing the state’s total to more than 2.14 million, and there were 145 people hospitalized with the virus.
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Gov. Spencer Cox announced during his weekly press conference Thursday 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.
UDOH reports 2,557,368 people have been tested — 5,603 more than Thursday. Of those, 397,323 Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19 — an increase of 338 new cases.
The rolling seven-day average for positive tests was 378 — down from 380 on Thursday.
The rolling seven-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” rose for the fourth consecutive day to 6.6% while the rolling seven-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” remained at 3.5%.
The state has administered 2,146,777 vaccines in total, which is an increase of 21,945 over Thursday’s numbers. As of Friday, over 1.29 million Utahns had received at least one dose of a vaccine and over 937,000 Utahns had been fully vaccinated.
Over 2.52 million vaccines have been delivered to Utah.
Currently, 145 people are hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 65 of those people were in intensive care units.
Utah’s ICUs were 74.8% full and the ICU beds in Utah’s referral centers were 77.3% 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.”
Five more Utahns have died due to COVID-19. UDOH said two of these deaths occurred prior to April 1.
To date, the virus has killed 2,202 of the state’s residents.
The following deaths were reported Friday:
- Female, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
- Female, between 65-84, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
- Male, between 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
- Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
- Female, older than 85, Davis County resident, long-term care facility resident
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