Utah reports five more COVID-19 deaths – archyde

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On Thursday, the Utah Department of Health reported five more deaths as a result of COVID-19. One of these happened before December 1, and further tests confirmed it was the result of the coronavirus.

The state’s COVID-19 death toll since the pandemic began is now 3,754.

The health department has also reported this 1,289 new coronavirus cases last day. The rolling 7-day average of new cases is 1,005.

The number of children being vaccinated continues to rise: 91,334 children aged 5 to 11 have received at least one dose since they were approved. That’s 25% of children that age in Utah, according to the Health Department. And 57,705 of those children were fully vaccinated – 15.8% of that age group.

The intensive care units in the state remain almost at full capacity. UDOH reported Thursday that 93.3% of all ICU beds in Utah and 98.2% of ICU beds in major medical centers in the state are occupied. (Hospitals consider anything above 85% functional.) Of all ICU patients, 35.8% are being treated for COVID-19.

Vaccine doses given / total doses given on the last day • 18.437 / 4.483.794.

Number of fully vaccinated Utahns • 1,889,390 – 57.8% of Utah’s total population. That is an increase of 3,030 on the last day.

Vaccination status: Health officials do not immediately or release the vaccination status of people who test positive, are hospitalized, or die. They calculate the overall risk ratios of these endpoints depending on the vaccination status, which you can see below.

Cases reported on the last day • 1.289.

Cases in school-age children • Children in grades K-12 made up 152 of the new cases announced on Wednesday – 11.8% of the total. 58 cases were reported in children aged 5 to 10 years; 29 cases in children 11-13; and 65 cases in children between the ages of 14 and 18.

Tests reported on the last day • 10,330 people were tested for the first time. A total of 19,655 People were tested.

Deaths reported on the last day • Five.

A Salt Lake County woman over 85 died, along with a Weber County man between 25 and 44, a woman from Washington County 45-64, a woman from Davis County 65-84, and a man from Utah County 65-84.

Hospital stays reported on the last day • 458. That’s one more than was reported on Wednesday. Of those currently hospitalized, 174 are in intensive care – six fewer than reported on Wednesday.

Percentage of positive tests • According to the state’s original method, the rate is 12.5% ​​on the last day. That’s more than the 7-day average of 11.4%.

The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests on the same person. The rate on Thursday was lower than at 6.6% the 7-day average of 7.8%.

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

Risk indicators • In the past four weeks, unvaccinated Utahners were 16.7 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than vaccinated people, according to an analysis by the Utah Department of Health. Unvaccinated people were 9.8 times more likely to be hospitalized and 3.7 times more likely to test positive for the coronavirus.

Previous sums • 623.703 Cases; 3,754 deaths; 27,185 hospital admissions; 4,174,214 people tested.

Because of the Christmas holidays, the health department will neither publish a coronavirus update nor update the public online dashboard on Friday. The next update comes on Monday.



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