Utah Reports 410 New COVID-19 Cases, 1 More Death
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Officials with the Utah Department of Health on Saturday said 410 more Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19 and another resident has lost her life due to the virus.
An additional 19,064 vaccines have been administered, bringing the state’s total to more than 2.16 million, and there were 138 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 2,563,649 people have been tested — 6,281 more than Friday. Of those, 397,733 Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19 — an increase of 410 new cases.
The rolling seven-day average for positive tests was 371 — down from 378 on Friday.
The rolling seven-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” remained at 6.6% after rising for four consecutive days, while the rolling seven-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” remained at 3.5%.
The state has administered 2,165,841 vaccines in total, which is an increase of 19,064 over Friday’s numbers. As of Saturday, over 1.3 million Utahns had received at least one dose of a vaccine and over 948,000 Utahns had been fully vaccinated.
Over 2.54 million vaccines have been delivered to Utah.
Currently, 138 people are hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 55 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 76.2% 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.”
One more Utahns has died due to COVID-19. To date, the virus has killed 2,203 of the state’s residents.
The following death was reported Saturday:
- Female, between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
There have been over 32.3 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States. Over 576,000 Americans have died of the disease, according to numbers compiled by the Coronavirus Resource Center at John Hopkins University.
Across the globe, there have been over 151.5 million cases and 3,182,962 deaths.
With just 4% of the worldwide population, the United States has accounted for 21.3% of the global cases and 18.1% of the deaths since the pandemic began.
With 1% of the U.S. population, Utah has accounted for about 0.38% of the country’s deaths, meaning the state has fared better than the national average for mortality rates.
The first U.S. case was confirmed on Jan. 21, 2020. The number of new cases in the nation has skyrocketed in November, with a spike significantly higher than any other country.
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