CITY OF SALT LAKE – The number of COVID-19 cases in Utah increased by 338 on Friday, with five more deaths and 21,945 vaccinations reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.
Two of the deaths occurred before April 1st, but are still being investigated by state medical experts, health officials said.
There are currently approximately 8,281 active cases of COVID-19 in Utah. The rolling seven-day number of positive cases per day is now 378, according to the health department. The positive test rate per day for this time period, calculated using the “people over people” method, is now 6.6%. The positive test rate per day for this time period, calculated using the “test over test”
Currently, 145 patients with COVID-19 are hospitalized in Utah, including 65 in intensive care, state data show. About 75% of intensive care beds in Utah are currently occupied, including about 77% of the intensive care units in the state’s 16 hospitals. About 56% of hospital beds outside SWU in Utah are now occupied, according to the health department.
A total of 2,146,777 doses of vaccine were given in the state, up from 2,124,832 on Thursday. A total of 1,297,444 June received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 937,217 were fully vaccinated. So far, 2,524,510 doses of vaccines have been sent to the state.
About 40.5 percent of all Utahs now have at least the first dose of the vaccine, and 29.2 percent of the state’s total population is currently fully vaccinated, the health department said. Among jute aged 16 and over who are currently eligible for the vaccine, 54.6% have at least one dose and 39.4% are fully vaccinated.
The new figures show a 0.08% increase in positive cases from Thursday. Of the 2,557,368 people tested so far for COVID-19 in Utah, 15.5% tested positive for COVID-19. The total number of tests conducted since the start of the Utah pandemic is now 4,641,439, up from 12,091 as of Thursday. Of these, 5,603 are tests on people who have not previously been tested for COVID-19.
The five deaths reported on Friday are:
- A woman from Davis County who was over the age of 85 and was a resident of a long-term care facility
- A Salt Lake County woman between the ages of 65 and 84 who was hospitalized when she died
- A Salt Lake County man between the ages of 65 and 84 who was hospitalized when he died
- A woman from Utah County who was between 65 and 84 years old and was a resident of a long-term care facility
- A man from Utah who was between 65 and 84 years old and was hospitalized when he died
Aggregate data for Friday gave Utah a total of 397,323 confirmed cases, with a total of 16,174 hospitalizations and 2,202 deaths from the disease. According to state data, about 386,840 cases of COVID-19 in Utah are considered recovered.
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox unveiled an update on COVID-19 at his weekly news conference Thursday morning.
The Utah Pandemic Ultimate Game Bill, HB294, requires all state and local health orders to close on the day Utah reaches the threshold in three areas: the state’s 14-day case is less than 191 per 100,000 people , the average for seven days of the intensive care unit of COVID-19 is below 15%, and 1,633,000 basic doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been distributed in Utah.
The state is currently meeting the criteria in the first two districts on Friday. The 14-day incidence rate is now 163.1 per 100,000 people, and the average use of the COVID-19 intensive care unit in the last week is already 12%. A total of 1,525,710 basic doses of vaccine were distributed in Utah.
The first dose of Pfizer and Moderna, as well as the only dose of Johnson & Johnson, are considered topical doses. The health department expects Utah to reach 1,633,000 primary doses in the next few weeks.
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