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76 Utahns died from COVID-19 in the past 7 days

The 4 millionth dose of COVID-19 vaccine has been administered, the Utah Department of Health reported.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Claire Quick administers COVID-19 vaccinations at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on Friday, October 29, 2021. University of Utah Health and the Utah Jazz ran the community vaccination clinic.

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An additional 11 Utahns have died from COVID-19 in the past day, representing a total of 76 deaths in the past seven days, according to the Utah Department of Health.

The Department of Health also reported on Friday that six additional Utahns died of COVID-19 before Nov. 1; their deaths had not yet been confirmed by the state medical examiner. That brings the number of Utahns who have died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic to 3,428.

Eight of the 17 Utahns whose deaths were reported Friday were between the ages of 45 and 64.

The Ministry of Health also reported 1,764 new cases of coronavirus in the past day. The seven-day moving average for positive tests stands at 1,632 per day.

The number of children being vaccinated continues to rise – 51,070 children aged 5-11 have received a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine since they became eligible; that’s about 14% of kids that age in Utah, according to UDOH.

An additional 16,465 doses of vaccine were administered Friday, representing more than 4 million doses distributed in Utah since the COVID-19 vaccine became available, the Department of Health said. A total of 4,008,411 doses were distributed.

The intensive care units in the state remain close to capacity. According to the Ministry of Health, 94.2% of all ICU beds and 99.8% of ICU beds in larger medical centers are occupied. (Hospitals consider any figure above 85% to be functionally full). Of all ICU patients, 43.6% are treated for COVID-19.

Last Day Vaccine Doses/Total Doses Delivered • 16,465/4,008,411.

Cases reported in the past day • 1,764.

Cases among school-age children • Children in grades K-12 accounted for 428 of the new cases announced Friday — 24.3% of the total. 244 cases were reported in children aged 5-10 years; 86 cases in children 11-13; and 98 cases in children 14-18.

Tests reported in the past day • 9,034 people were tested for the first time. A total of 18,383 people were tested.

Deaths reported in the past day • 17, six of whom died before November 1.

Six Utah County men — two between the ages of 45 and 64, four between the ages of 65 and 84 — are among the reported deaths.

The deaths of six Salt Lake County residents were reported: two women and two men, 45-64 each; a woman aged 65-84 and a woman aged 85 or older.

Two men 45-64 — one from Tooele County, one from Weber County — were among the reported deaths.

UDOH also reported the deaths of a man from Cache County, a man from Morgan County, and a woman from Emery County, 65-84 each.

Hospital admissions reported in the past day • 533. That is 14 fewer than reported Thursday. Of those currently hospitalized, 214 are in intensive care, nine fewer than reported Thursday.

Percentage of positive tests • According to the state’s original method, the rate is 19.5% over the past day. That is higher than the seven-day average of 16.6%.

The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests from the same individual. Thursday’s rate was 9.6%, lower than the seven-day average of 10.7%.

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

Risk ratios • In the past four weeks, unvaccinated Utahns were 16.3 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than vaccinated people, according to an analysis by the Utah Department of Health. The unvaccinated were also 6.6 times more likely to be hospitalized and 3.2 times more likely to test positive for the coronavirus.

Totals to date • 582,929 cases; 3,428 killed; 25,366 hospital admissions; 3,884,530 people tested.

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