Utah reports 35 more COVID-19 deaths, with six dating back to last year

(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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The Utah Department of Health reported 35 coronavirus-related deaths on Friday — the highest number in a single day since the pandemic began.

However, not all those deaths occurred on Thursday. Sixteen should have been reported a day earlier, but UDOH said it ran into a “transmission error.” And six of the newly reported deaths happened before Jan. 1.

Vaccinations reported in past day/total vaccinations • 14,770 / 281,797.

Cases reported in past day • 1,517.

Deaths reported in past day • 35.

There were 16 deaths in Salt Lake County. They were a man age 25 to 44; three men 45 to 64, five men and two women 65 to 84, and two men and three women over age 85.

Utah County reported five deaths; three men and two women all between 65 and 84.

Four Weber County women died; one age 25 to 44, two women 65 to 84, and a woman 85-plus.

Box Elder County reported two men 65 to 84 died. Two deaths were reported in Davis County, a man 45 to 64 and a woman over 85. And two were reported in Tooele County — a man 65 to 84 and a woman 85-plus.

And there was one death each in Carbon County — a man 45 to 64; Iron County — a man 65 to 84; Summit County — a man 65 to 84; and Washington County — a woman 45 to 64.

Hospitalizations reported in past day • 446. That’s up two from Thursday. Of those currently hospitalized, 148 are in intensive care units — nine fewer than on Thursday.

Tests reported in past day • 9,384.

Percentage of positive tests • 16.17%. This is lower than the seven-day average of 18.19%.

Totals to date • 343,962 cases; 1,655 deaths; 13,353 hospitalizations; 2,009,407 tests.