Total of Utah patients hospitalized with COVID-19 since start of pandemic tops 33,000, state reports

The state well being division experiences that 20 extra Utahns have died of the coronavirus.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Well being employees with the Utah Division of Well being check the general public for COVID-19 within the car parking zone of the Utah Public Well being Laboratory constructing in Taylorsville Dec. 30, 2021.

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Greater than 33,000 folks have been hospitalized with COVID-19 because the pandemic started, the Utah Division of Well being reported on Wednesday.

There are presently 358 folks hospitalized with COVID-19 in Utah. That’s down 57 previously day, however the cumulative whole rose Wednesday to 33,024 — simply wanting the inhabitants of the cities of Cottonwood Heights and American Fork, and greater than the populations of Kaysville, Syracuse, Holladay and Clearfield.

The Utah Division of Well being additionally reported 614 new COVID-19 instances on Wednesday, the sixth day in a row that the reported case rely has been under 1,000. The state additionally reported 20 extra deaths, together with one which occurred earlier than Jan. 23.

There are 92 folks with COVID-19 hospitalized in Utah intensive care models, a decline of six previously day. ICUs within the state’s bigger “referral” hospitals have been at 76.9% capability, decrease than the 85% threshold that hospital directors have stated is critical 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 nearly repeatedly since late August, however numbers dropped under that threshold final week. General, 71.8% of ICU beds throughout the state are crammed, and 17.7% of ICU sufferers have been hospitalized with COVID-19

Based on state information, 60.9% of Utahns have been totally vaccinated as of Wednesday. Nevertheless, researchers have discovered {that a} booster is essential to stop critical sickness — and simply 26.5% of all Utahns have acquired a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Breakdown of up to date figures

Vaccine doses administered previously weekend/whole doses administered • 3,921 / 4,932,252.

Variety of Utahns totally vaccinated • 1,978,976 — 60.9% of Utah’s whole inhabitants. That is a rise of 1,225 previously day.

Circumstances reported through the previous day • 618.

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

Exams reported previously day • A complete of 8,536 folks have been examined.

Deaths reported previously day • 20.

There have been seven deaths in Salt Lake County — a person between the ages of 45-64, a person 65-84, and three males and two girls 85 or older.

Washington County reported 5 deaths — three males 65-84, and a person and a lady 85 or older.

Three counties every reported two deaths — two males 45-64 in Davis County; a person and a lady 65-84 in Sanpete County; and a person 45-64 and a person 65-84 in Utah County.

A Millard County man 45-64 additionally died, together with a Sevier County man 65-84.

Share of optimistic assessments • Underneath the state’s authentic technique, the speed was 18% previously day. That’s decrease than the seven-day common of 20%.

The state’s new technique counts all check outcomes, together with repeated assessments of the identical particular person. Wednesday’s price was 7.2%, decrease than the seven-day common of 11.8%.

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

Threat ratios • Previously 4 weeks, unvaccinated Utahns have been 8.3 instances as more likely to die of COVID-19 as vaccinated folks have been, in response to a Utah Division of Well being evaluation. The unvaccinated additionally have been 4.1 instances as more likely to be hospitalized, and a pair of.5 instances as more likely to check optimistic for the coronavirus.

Totals up to now • 920,904 instances; 33,024 deaths; 33,024 hospitalizations; 9,189,583 assessments administered.

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