Utah’s number of new COVID-19 cases remains relatively low, but people keep dying

The state reviews 11 extra deaths, bringing the state complete to greater than 4,400.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Claire Fast administers COVID-19 vaccinations at Vivint Area in Salt Lake Metropolis on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. College of Utah Well being and the Utah Jazz held the neighborhood vaccination clinic, giving two free Jazz tickets to a future sport for the primary 50 people receiving a vaccine shot.

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The variety of new instances of COVID-19 reported in Utah continues to be a fraction of what it was a month in the past, however the loss of life toll continues to rise.

On Friday, the Utah Division of Well being reported 11 extra deaths. That brings the overall reported to date in February to 290 — 6.6% of the overall of 4,408 because the first loss of life in Utah was reported 23 months in the past on March 22, 2020.

There have been 335 deaths prior to now month — 7.6% of the overall.

The division additionally reported 425 new COVID-19 instances on Friday, the eighth day in a row that the reported case depend has been beneath 850.

The variety of Utahns hospitalized with COVID-19 fell by 23 prior to now day to 395. Nonetheless, there are 101 individuals with COVID-19 hospitalized in Utah intensive care models, 9 greater than on Thursday.

ICUs within the state’s bigger “referral” hospitals have been at 78.9% capability, decrease than the 85% threshold that hospital directors have stated is important to go away room for unpredictable staffing ranges, new sufferers and availability of specialised tools and personnel.

ICUs in these bigger hospitals had surpassed 85% occupancy virtually constantly since late August, however numbers dropped beneath that threshold final week. General, 74.7% of ICU beds throughout the state are stuffed, and 19.4% of ICU sufferers have been hospitalized with COVID-19

A UDOH evaluation continues to indicate that booster pictures considerably lower Utahns’ probabilities of dying of COVID-19. Over the previous 4 weeks:

• An unvaccinated one who contracts the virus is 6.3 occasions extra prone to die than a completely vaccinated particular person, and 19.1 occasions extra seemingly than a boosted particular person.

• An unvaccinated one who contracts the virus is 2.5 occasions extra prone to be hospitalized than a completely vaccinated particular person, and 6.5 occasions extra seemingly than a boosted particular person.

• An unvaccinated particular person twice as prone to contract the virus than a completely vaccinated particular person, and a pair of.5 occasions extra seemingly than a boosted particular person.

Based on state knowledge, 61% of Utahns have been absolutely vaccinated as of Thursday. Nonetheless, simply 26.7% of all Utahns have obtained a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Discover the place to get vaccinated at coronavirus.utah.gov/vaccine-distribution. Discover the place to get examined at coronavirus.utah.gov/utah-covid-19-testing-locations.

Breakdown of up to date figures

Vaccine doses administered prior to now day/complete doses administered • 5,165 / 4,940,572.

Variety of Utahns absolutely vaccinated • 1,981,484 — 61% of Utah’s complete inhabitants. That is a rise of 1,564 prior to now day.

Instances reported in the course of the previous day • 425.

Vaccination standing • Well being officers don’t instantly have or launch the vaccination standing of people who take a look at optimistic, who’re hospitalized or who die. They do calculate the general danger ratios of those outcomes relying on vaccination standing, which is listed beneath.

Assessments reported prior to now day • A complete of 8,359 individuals have been examined.

Deaths reported prior to now day • 11.

There have been three deaths in Salt Lake County — a person and girl between the ages of 25-44, and a person 45-64. There have been additionally three deaths in Utah County — all males 65-84.

Davis County reported two deaths — a lady 65-84, and a person 85-plus. And three different counties every reported a single loss of life — a Field Elder County girl 85-plus; a Sanpete County man 45-64; and a Weber County man 65-84.

Hospitalizations reported prior to now day • 372. That’s 23 fewer than reported on Thursday. Of these at the moment hospitalized, 101 are in intensive care, 9 greater than reported on Thursday.

Proportion of optimistic assessments • Underneath the state’s authentic technique, the speed was 12% prior to now day. That’s decrease than the seven-day common of 18.4%.

The state’s new technique counts all take a look at outcomes, together with repeated assessments of the identical particular person. Friday’s price was 5.1%, decrease than the seven-day common of 10.7%.

[Read more: Utah is changing how it measures the rate of positive COVID-19 tests. Here’s what that means.]

Totals up to now • 921,956 instances; 4,408 deaths; 33,126 hospitalizations; 9,208,687 assessments administered.