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Another 11 Utahns died of COVID-19 in the past day, according to the Utah Department of Health, bringing Utah’s death toll to 3,106 since the pandemic began.
Four of those who died were between the ages of 45-64. The Health Department on Tuesday also reported 1,410 new coronavirus cases in the past day.
The rolling seven-day average for positive tests stands at 1,223 per day.
Intensive care units in the state remain near capacity. According to the Health Department, 92.1% of all ICU beds and 95% of ICU beds in larger medical centers are occupied. Of all ICU patients, 42.3% are being treated for COVID-19.
An additional 2,085 Utahns were fully vaccinated against the coronavirus in the past day, bringing the total to 1,731,120 — 52.9% of Utah’s total population.
Vaccine doses administered in the past day/total doses administered • 7,339 / 3,633,849.
Utahns fully vaccinated • 1,731,120.
Cases reported in past day • 1,410.
Cases among school age children • Kids in grades K-12 accounted for 308 of the new cases announced Tuesday — 21.8% of the total. There were 148 cases reported in children aged 5-10; 70 cases in children 11-13; and 90 cases in children 14-18.
Tests reported in past day • 16,257 people were tested for the first time. A total of 7,799 people were tested.
Deaths reported in past day • 11.
Three were from Salt Lake County: A woman between the ages of 45 and 64; and a man and a woman, each 65-84.
Three of the people who died were from Davis County: A man and a woman, each 45-64; and a man 65-84.
Two Washington County residents — a woman 45-64 and a man older than 85 — died. UDOH also reported the deaths of two men from Box Elder County, both 65-84; and a Garfield County man 65-84.
Hospitalizations reported in the past day • 534. That is 11 more than reported on Tuesday. Of those currently hospitalized, 203 are in intensive care — one more than reported Tuesday.
Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 18.1% over the past day. That’s higher than the seven-day average of 15.5%.
The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Wednesday’s rate was 8.7%, lower than the seven-day average of 10.1%.
[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 14.5 times more likely to die of COVID-19 than vaccinated people, according to a UDOH analysis. The unvaccinated also were 10.6 times more likely to be hospitalized and 5.7 times more likely to test positive for the coronavirus.
Totals to date • 534,936 cases; 3,106 deaths; 23,413 hospitalizations; 3,616,370 people tested.