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Utah reports 21 more COVID-19 deaths

Six who died were between the ages of 25 and 44, according to the Utah Department of Health.

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

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Another 21 Utahns died of COVID-19 in the past three days, according to the Utah Department of Health, bringing Utah’s death toll to 3,149 since the pandemic began.

Six people who died were between the ages of 25-44, and nine who died were 45-64, the Health Department reported.

The Health Department on Monday also reported 3,636 new coronavirus cases over the weekend — 1,673 cases reported on Friday, 1,250 on Saturday and 728 on Sunday for an average of 1,212. The Health Department no longer reports COVID-19 statistics on weekends. The number of tests and cases generally declines on weekends, particularly on Sundays.

The rolling seven-day average for positive tests stands at 1,482 per day.

Intensive care units in the state are at or near capacity. According to the Health Department, 98.7% of all ICU beds and 100% of ICU beds in larger medical centers are occupied. Of all ICU patients, 38% are being treated for COVID-19.

An additional 4,951 Utahns were fully vaccinated against the coronavirus in the past three days, bringing the total to 1,742,479 — 53.3% of Utah’s total population.

Vaccine doses administered in past three days/total doses administered • 20,920 / 3,677,561.

Utahns fully vaccinated • 1,742,479.

Cases reported in past three days • 3,636.

Cases among school age children • Kids in grades K-12 accounted for 698 of the new cases announced Monday — 19.2% of the total. There were 351 cases reported in children aged 5-10; 153 cases in children 11-13; and 194 cases in children 14-18.

Tests reported in past three days • 21,357 people were tested for the first time. A total of 41,060 people were tested.

Deaths reported in past three days • 21.

Utah County reported six deaths — two men and a woman 25-44, a man 45-64, and two men 65-84.

There were three deaths in Salt Lake County — two women 45-64 and a woman 65-84. There were also three deaths in Washington County — two women 45-64 and a woman 65-84.

Two Box Elder County residents died — a woman 25-44 and a man 45-64. And two Weber County residents died — a man 25-44 and a man 65-84.

Other deaths were a Cache County woman 45-64; a Carbon County man 65-84; a Davis County man 45-64; an Iron County woman 45-64; and a Sevier County man 25-44.

Hospitalizations reported in the past three days • 525. That is five fewer than reported on Friday. Of those currently hospitalized, 195 are in intensive care — one more than reported Friday.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 17% over the past three days. That’s higher than the seven-day average of 16.5%.

The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Monday’s rate was 8.9%, 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 15.4 times more likely to die of COVID-19 than vaccinated people, according to a UDOH analysis. The unvaccinated also were 10.9 times more likely to be hospitalized and 5.4 times more likely to test positive for the coronavirus.

Totals to date • 542,531 cases; 3,149 deaths; 23,704 hospitalizations; 3,660,043 people tested.


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