Utah reports 120 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths
Utah reports 120 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths

Utah reports 120 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths

The average number of new COVID-19 cases per day in Utah so far this month is 202.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Injecting Utah County residents to get their COVID-19 vaccinations at a former Shopko store in Spanish Fork, Wednesday, January 27, 2021.

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It reported Utah 120 new COVID-19 cases Friday – the third-lowest total so far this month. This is the seventh day in a row and the ninth day in the last 12 that this number has been below 200.

The average number of cases per day in the last week is 139; the average number of cases per day so far this month is 202.

The Utah Department of Health also reported six more deaths Friday, three of which occurred before Feb. 18. UDOH also pulled a death toll originally reported Thursday after “further examination” by a doctor, bringing the state’s total COVID-19 death toll to 4,561 since the pandemic began.

The number of people admitted with COVID-19 remained at 156 on Friday, the same as on Thursday. There were 26 COVID-19 patients in intensive care units, three fewer than on Thursday.

According to the UDOH, 68.1% of Utah’s ICU beds are full, which falls below the 85% threshold that healthcare professionals have said is necessary to have enough facilities, equipment and staff available to treat new patients. COVID-19 patients make up 7.3% of the state’s ICU patients.

A UDOH analysis continues to show that booster shots significantly reduce Utahn’s chances of dying from COVID-19. During the last four weeks:

An unvaccinated person who gets the virus is 5.1 times more likely to die than a fully vaccinated person and 19.6 times more likely than a boosted person.

• An unvaccinated person who gets the virus is 2.1 times more likely to be hospitalized than a fully vaccinated person and 5.4 times more likely than a boosted person.

• An unvaccinated person is 1.9 times more likely to get the virus than a fully vaccinated person, and twice as likely as a boosted person.

While state data shows that 61.4% of Utahns were fully vaccinated as of Wednesday, only 27.3% of all Utahns have received a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Find out where you can be vaccinated coronavirus.utah.gov/vaccine-distribution. Find out where you can be tested coronavirus.utah.gov/utah-covid-19-testing-locations.

Breakdown of updated figures

Vaccine doses administered within the last 24 hours / total doses administered • 2,314 / 4,985,261.

Number of Utahs fully vaccinated • 1,994,381 61.4% of Utah’s total population. That is an increase of 489 in the last 24 hours.

Cases reported during the last 24 hours • 120.

Vaccination status • Health authorities do not have or release immediate vaccination status for people who test positive, who are hospitalized or die. They calculate the overall risk factors for these results depending on the vaccination status listed above.

Tests reported within the last 24 hours • Total 4,571 people were tested.

Deaths reported within the last 24 hours • Six. Three deaths occurred before 18 February.

There were two deaths in Utah County, both men aged 65-84. Weber County also reported two deaths – a woman 65-84 and a man 85 or older.

A Salt Lake County woman aged 85 or older died, as did a Davis County woman aged 65-84.

Hospital admissions reported on the day • 156. This is the same number reported on Thursday. Of those currently hospitalized, 26 are on intensive care, three fewer than on Thursday.

Percentage of positive tests • According to the state’s original method, the rate was 6.6% in the last 24 hours. This is higher than the seven-day average of 5.4%.

The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests by the same person. Friday’s price was 2.6%, lower than the seven-day average of 3.3%.

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

Totals to date • 926,442 cases; 4,561 th most common deaths: Dead; 33,793 admissions; 9,341,821 tests administered.

– This story is under development and will be updated.

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