Utah Reports 1,975 COVID Cases, 12 Additional Deaths; Intensive care units of the referral center occupied 99.1%

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Department of Health announced Wednesday that 12 more Utahners have died from COVID-19 and 1,975 residents have tested positive for the virus.

Of these cases, 434 (21.97%) were in children of school age.

  • 187 cases in children aged 5-10 years
  • 106 cases in children aged 11-13 years
  • 141 cases in children aged 14-18

There are currently 575 people in Utah hospitalized for the virus, and the intensive care units are in the 16 hospitals of the reference center in Utah, where the majority of COVID-19 patients are treated 99.1% full – above the state threshold for “functionally full” of 85%.

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The 7-day rolling average for positive tests was 1,422 – up from 1,376 on Monday and 1,359 last Monday.

An additional 10,124 doses of vaccine have been administered since Tuesday, bringing the total number of vaccine doses administered in the state to 3,525,706.

According to UDOH, over 1.7 million Utahners are now fully vaccinated and over 1.9 million have received at least one dose of a vaccine.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has fully approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, and Johnson & Johnson has filed for emergency approval for a booster of its vaccine.

“The vaccine has been shown to be safe and highly effective since it was first made available in an emergency last December. Full FDA approval is the final step in a rigorous regulatory process to confirm the vaccine’s safety and effectiveness, ”said UDOH officials. “The FDA’s announcement should put confidence in anyone who may have been reluctant to receive the vaccine while it was being used in an emergency. We strongly recommend that you get vaccinated and help end the pandemic. We also strongly recommend healthcare providers who have not yet offered COVID-19 vaccines in their practice to take the necessary steps to register as vaccine providers as soon as possible. “

Vaccinated vs. unvaccinated risk ratios

In the past 28 days, unvaccinated people had a 6.4 times higher risk of dying from COVID-19, 7 times higher risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19, and 6.3 times higher Risk of testing positive for COVID-19 as a vaccinated person.

As of February 1, unvaccinated people are four times more likely to die from COVID-19, 4.8 times more likely to be hospitalized for COVID-19, and four times more likely to be positive for COVID-19 19 to test as vaccinated people.

Of the 1,664,117 Utahners who are 14 days after their full vaccination date, 19,806 (1. 19018%) tested positive for COVID-19, 1,011 were hospitalized (0.06075%), and 131 have died (0.00787 %).

Utah has reported 516,748 positive COVID-19 cases, 22,514 hospital admissions and 2,974 deaths since the pandemic began.

(UDOH)

Testing

UDOH reports that 3,505,637 people were tested – 11,613 more than on Monday. Of those, 516,748 Utahners have tested positive for COVID-19 – an increase of 1,975 new cases.

The 7-day rolling average for positive tests was 1,422 – up from 1,376 on Monday and 1,359 last Monday.

(UDOH)

On June 1, the 7-day rolling average in Utah was 200 cases.

The 7-day rolling average for percent positivity for “people over people” remained at 15.4%, while the 7-day rolling average for percent positivity for “tests over tests” declined slightly to 10.1%.

Vaccinations

The state had administered a total of 3,525,706 doses of vaccine as of Wednesday, an increase of 10,124 from Tuesday’s figures.

By Wednesday, over 1.9 million Utahners had received at least one dose of a vaccine and over 1.7 million Utahners were fully vaccinated.

Over 4.11 million vaccines have been shipped to Utah.

Hospital stays

Currently, 575 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 are being hospitalized and 229 of them are in intensive care units.

Utah’s ICUs were 97.1% full and the ICU beds in Utah’s referral centers were 99.1% full as of Wednesday – above the state’s occupancy threshold or the 85% “functionally full” mark.

Forty-four percent of intensive use in Utah is due to COVID-19 patients.

(UDOH)

“With an overall intensive care utilization rate of about 69%, the intensive care units in major Utah hospitals that are able to provide the best care for COVID-19 patients are reaching their manpower,” UDOH officials said. “72 percent of usage in all hospitals and 77 percent in hospitals with referral centers place a heavy burden on the health system. When the capacity of 85% is reached, Utah will functionally run out of occupied intensive care beds, which indicates an overloaded hospital system. “

Deaths

As of Wednesday, the virus had killed 2,974 residents of the state. The following deaths were reported on Wednesday:

  • Male, between 65 and 84, residents of Sanpete County, hospitalized at the time of death
  • Male, between 45 and 64, Iron County, long-term care facility resident
  • Male, between 25 and 44, residents of Salt Lake County, hospitalized at the time of death
  • Female, between 25 and 44, resident of Duchesne County, hospitalized at death
  • Female, between 65 and 84, resident of Uintah County, hospitalized at death
  • Male, older than 85, Washington County resident, hospitalized at death
  • Male, between 45 and 64, residents of Tooele County, hospitalized at the time of death
  • Female, between 65 and 84, Davis County resident, hospitalized at death
  • Female, between 645 and 84, resident of Washington County, hospitalized at death
  • Male, older than 85, Weber County resident, unknown if hospitalized at the time of death
  • Male, older than 85, Utah County resident, unknown if hospitalized at death
  • Male, between 65 and 84, Utah County residents, unknown if hospitalized at death

Nationwide numbers

Coronavirus resources

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How do I stop it?

The CDC has a few simple recommendations, most of which are the same, for preventing other respiratory illnesses or the flu:

  • To be vaccinated
  • Avoid close contact with people who may be ill
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the toilet, before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. Always wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

The CDC recommends that unvaccinated Americans continue to wear fabric face covers in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to follow, such as grocery stores and pharmacies.

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