Another 22 Utahns have died from COVID-19

Over the last two days, 3,842 Utahns have come down with COVID-19.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Claire Quick administers COVID-19 vaccinations at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021.

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Twenty-two more Utahns died of COVID-19 in the past two days, bringing the state’s total death toll to 3,347, according to the Utah Department of Health.

The health department on Friday also reported 3,842 new coronavirus cases in the past two days — 2,083 on Wednesday, and 1,779 on Thursday. The rolling seven-day average for positive tests stands at 1,568 per day. (UDOH does not report COVID-19 numbers on holidays; Thursday was Veterans Day.)

Four of those who died were between 25 and 44 years old; five of the deceased were between 45 and 64 years old.

The number of children getting vaccinated continues to climb — 26,003 children ages 5 to 11 have gotten a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine since they became eligible; that’s about 7.1% of kids that age in Utah, according to UDOH.

Intensive care units in the state remain near capacity. According to UDOH, 95.2% of all ICU beds and 97.5% of ICU beds in larger medical centers are occupied. Of all ICU patients, 43.8% are being treated for COVID-19.

Vaccine doses administered in the past two days/total doses administered • 29,631 / 3,904,030.

Cases reported in past two days • 3,842 — 2,083 on Wednesday, 1,779 on Thursday.

Cases among school-age children • Kids in grades K-12 accounted for 892 of the new cases announced Friday — 23.2% of the total. There were 468 cases reported in children aged 5-10; 196 cases in children 11-13; and 228 cases in children 14-18.

Tests reported in past two days • 18,859 people were tested for the first time. A total of 38,319 people were tested.

Deaths reported in past two days • 22.

Five of the deceased were from Weber County: A man between the ages of 25 and 44, a woman 45-64, and three men 65-84.

The state reported four deaths among Salt Lake County residents: A man and a woman, each 25-44; a woman 45-64, and a man 65-84.

Three Utah County residents died: A man 45-64, a woman 65-84, and a man older than 85.

The deaths of two Washington County residents — a woman 25-44, and a man 65-84 — were reported.

Two of the deceased were from Tooele County: A man and a woman, each 65-84.

UDOH also reported the deaths of two men from Box Elder County: One 45-64, the other older than 85.

The deaths of a Uintah County man, 45-64, and three men 65-84 — one from Davis County, one from Emery County, and one from Grand County — also were reported.

Hospitalizations reported in the past two days • 538. That is 33 fewer than reported on Wednesday. Of those currently hospitalized, 217 are in intensive care, six fewer than reported on Wednesday.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 20.4% over the past two days. That is higher than the seven-day average of 17.2%.

The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. The rate for the past two days was 10%, lower than the seven-day average of 11.2%.

[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 18.3 times more likely to die of COVID-19 than vaccinated people, according to a Utah Department of Health analysis. The unvaccinated also were 11.4 times more likely to be hospitalized, and 4.6 times more likely to test positive for the coronavirus.

Totals to date • 571,507 cases; 3,347 deaths; 24,896 hospitalizations; 3,818,573 people tested.

This story is developing and will be updated.