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Utah ties its one-day record of COVID-19 deaths with 30 on Thursday

Three of those deaths happened last year, medical examiner reports.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Kezala Jokiel gets his Covid-19 test results from medical assistant Lolanna Eiland, at XpresCheck, which opened today for passengers at the Salt Lake City International Airport on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.

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The state reported 30 COVID-19 related deaths on Thursday, tying the one-day total record for the state set on Dec. 17.
Three of the deaths reported by the Utah Department of Health on Thursday, though, occurred before Dec. 31 and were recently confirmed to be caused by COVID-19 after analysis from the Office of the Medical Examiner.
There have been 87 coronavirus related deaths in Utah in the past week, and 278 so far in January. A total of 1,547 Utahns have died of the virus since the pandemic began.
Most of the deaths were older Utahns — 24 of the 30 were ages 65 and older, and 10 were ages 85 and older.
Vaccinations reported in past day/total vaccinations • 12,608/193,777.
Cases reported in past day • 2,089.
Deaths reported in past day • 30.
There were eight deaths in Salt Lake County — a woman between the ages of 25-54; two women 45-64; two women 65-84; and two women and one man, all 85-plus.
Utah County reported five deaths — a woman 45-64; a man and a woman 65-84; and a man and a woman 85-plus.

Three deaths were recorded in Davis County — two men 65-84; and a man 85-plus.
Weber County also reported three deaths — two men 65-84; and a man 85-plus.
And there were three deaths in Washington County — a man and a woman 65-84; and a woman 85-plus.
Millard County reported two deaths — two women 65-84.
And there were two deaths in Tooele County — a man 25-44; and a woman 65-84.
Four other counties each reported a single death. A woman 65-84 in Beaver County; a woman 85-plus in Cache County; a woman 85-plus in Garfield County; and a man 45-64 in San Juan County.
Hospitalizations reported in past day • 529. That’s down 22 from Wednesday. Of those currently hospitalized, 209 are in intensive care units — one fewer than on Wednesday.
Tests reported in past day • 12,793.
Percentage of positive tests • 16.34%. That’s lower than the seven-day average of 19%.
Totals to date • 330,469 cases; 1,547 deaths; 12,803 hospitalizations; 1,935,579 tests.
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