Salt Lake City – The number of COVID-19 cases in Utah rose 338 on Friday, with five more deaths and 21,945 vaccinations, according to the Utah Department of Health.
Health officials said two of the deaths occurred before April 1 but are still being reviewed by state doctors.
There are currently approximately 8,281 COVID-19 cases in Utah.The median seven-day-to-day average number of positive cases is 378, according to the Department of Health. The test positive daily rate for that period calculated with the “More people” is 6.6%. The daily positive test rate for that period calculated with “test over test” method is now 3.5%.
Currently, there are 145 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Utah, including 65 in intensive care.Currently, it accounts for about 75 percent of the Utah intensive care beds, including ICU beds. About 77% of the state’s 16 referral hospitals, the Department of Health, say about 56% of non-ICU hospital beds in Utah.
There were a total of 2,146,777 vaccinations in the state, up from 2,124,832 on Thursday. All 1,297,444 Utahans have now received at least one dose of vaccine and have now completed 937,217 vaccinations. So far 2,524,510 vaccines have been sent to the state.
Currently, about 40.5% of Utah has at least a first dose of the vaccine, and 29.2% of the state’s total population is fully vaccinated, the Department of Health reports. Among Utahs aged 16 and over eligible for the vaccine, 54.6% received at least one dose and 39.4% were fully vaccinated.
The new numbers indicate a 0.08% increase in positive cases since Thursday from 2,557,368 people tested for COVID-19 in Utah.So far 15.5% have been tested positive for COVID-19, the total number of tests that. Running since the pandemic began in Utah is now 4,641,439, up 12,091 since Thursday, of which 5,603 are tests of people who have never been tested for COVID-19.
The five deaths reported Friday were:
- A Davis County woman over the age of 85 and living in a long-term care facility.
- A Salt Lake County woman between the ages of 65 and 84 and was hospitalized at death.
- A Salt Lake County man between the ages of 65 and 84 and was hospitalized when he died.
- Utah County women between the ages of 65 and 84 who live in long-term care facilities.
- A Utah man between the ages of 65 and 84 and was hospitalized when he died.
Friday’s totals put 397,323 confirmed patients in Utah, with a total of 16,174 hospitalizations and 2,202 deaths from the disease. Approximately 386,840 people are considered recovered, according to state data.
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox provided updates to COVID-19 at his weekly news conference Thursday morning.
Utah’s epidemic “endgame” bill HB294 required all state and local health orders to end on the day when Utah reached the threshold in three areas: the state’s 14-day patient rate of less than 191 per 100,000 people. It was a 7-day mean of under 15% COVID-19 intensive care unit use and 1,633,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were allocated to Utah.
The state is currently implementing benchmarks in the first two areas, as of Friday, the 14-day rate was 163.1 per 100,000 people, and the average COVID-19 ICU usage last week was 12%. A total of 1,525,710 major vaccines have now been allocated to Utah.
The first Pfizer and Modena vaccine, as well as a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, are important doses. The Department of Health expects Utah to reach significant 1,633,000 volumes in the coming weeks.
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