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447 more COVID-19 cases, 17 deaths, 31K vaccinations reported Friday in Utah – KSL.com

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 447 on Friday, with 17 more deaths and 31,146 vaccinations reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.

Twelve of the deaths reported Friday occurred before Feb. 19 but were still being investigated by medical examiners, according to the health department.

The health department estimates there are 11,063 active COVID-19 cases in Utah. The rolling seven-day average number of positive cases per day is now at 474, according to the health department. The positive test rate per day for that time period reported with the “people over people” method is now 8.3%. The positive test rate per day seven-day average calculated with the “test over test” method is now 4.2%.

There are now 176 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in Utah, including 61 in intensive care, state data shows. About 73% of all intensive care unit beds in Utah are filled, including about 76% of ICU beds at the state’s 16 referral hospitals, according to health department data. About 55% of non-ICU hospital beds are currently occupied.

A total of 1,111,185 vaccine doses have been administered in the state, up from 1,080,039 Thursday. A total of 737,243 Utahns have now received at least one vaccine dose, while 402,988 are fully vaccinated. A total of 1,300,120 vaccine doses have now been shipped to Utah.

The new numbers indicate a 0.1% increase in positive cases since Thursday. Of the 2,320,731 people tested for COVID-19 in Utah so far, 16.4% have tested positive for COVID-19. The number of total tests conducted since the pandemic began is now at 4,082,117, up 15,565 since Thursday. Of those, 5,967 were tests of people who had not previously been tested for COVID-19.

The 17 deaths reported Friday were:

  • A Cache County man who was over the age of 85 and was a resident of a long-term care facility
  • A Davis County man who was between the ages of 65 and 84 and was hospitalized when he died
  • A Davis County man who was between the ages of 45 and 64 and was hospitalized when he died
  • An Iron County man who was between the ages of 65 and 84 and was hospitalized when he died
  • A Salt Lake County man who was between the ages of 65 and 84 and was hospitalized when he died
  • A Salt Lake County man who was between the ages of 18 and 24 and was hospitalized when he died
  • A Salt Lake County man who was over the age of 85 and was a resident of a long-term care facility
  • A Tooele County man who was over the age of 85 and was hospitalized when he died
  • Two Washington County men who were between the ages of 65 and 84 and were hospitalized when they died
  • A Cache County woman who was between the ages of 25 and 44 and was hospitalized when she died
  • Three Salt Lake County women who were between the ages of 65 and 84 and were hospitalized when they died
  • A Uintah County woman who was between the ages of 45 and 64 and was hospitalized when she died
  • A Washington County woman who was between the ages of 65 and 84 and was hospitalized when she died
  • A Weber County woman who was between the ages of 65 and 84 and was hospitalized when she died

Friday’s totals give Utah 380,787 total confirmed cases, with 15,241 total hospitalizations and 2,058 total deaths from the disease. A total of 369,666 COVID-19 cases are now being considered recovered, according to the health department.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox provided a COVID-19 update at a news conference Thursday.

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