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The rate of positive COVID-19 tests in Utah held steady at just over 16%, according to the Utah Department of Health. That’s still more than three times the 5% rate that state health officials have said indicates the coronavirus is under control.
And the number of deaths jumped by 17 — although six of those happened before Jan. 13 and are only now being reported after test results were confirmed.
Vaccinations reported in past day/total vaccinations • 13,672 / 325,457.
Cases reported in past day • 1,201.
Deaths reported in past day • 17.
Salt Lake County reported nine deaths: Two men ages 25 to 44; a man and a woman 45 to 64; two men 45 to 64; and two men and a woman 85-plus.
There were three deaths in Washington County: A woman 45 to 64; and two women over 85.
Two Utah County residents died, both women 85-plus.
And there was one death each in Cache County (a man 85-plus); Davis County (a woman 65 to 84); and Weber County (a woman 65 to 84).
Hospitalizations reported in past day • 396. That’s down six from Monday. Of those currently hospitalized, 130 are in intensive care units — one more than on Monday.
Tests reported in past day • 7,499.
Percentage of positive tests • 16.02%. That’s about the same as the seven-day average of 16.6%.
Totals to date • 348,409 cases; 1,685 deaths; 13,576 hospitalizations; 2,035,662 tests.