The number of Utahns hospitalized with COVID-19 is falling

According to UDOH, the number of coronavirus patients in ICUs is also down.

(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 number of Utahns hospitalized with COVID-19 dipped on Tuesday, down 11.1% from 396 to 352. The number of coronavirus patients in intensive care dropped by 8.46%, from 130 to 119.

And almost a quarter of the ICU beds in Utah are now unoccupied.

However, the death toll continued to rise. Twelve deaths were reported on Wednesday; three or those occurred before Jan. 14 and have only been confirmed as being related to COVID-19.

Vaccinations reported in past day/total vaccinations • 19,722 / 345,179.

Cases reported in past day • 1,591.

Deaths reported in past day • 12.

Hospitalizations reported in past day • 352. That’s down 44 from Tuesday. Of those currently hospitalized, 119 are in intensive care units — 11 fewer than on Tuesday.

Tests reported in past day • 9,149.

Percentage of positive tests • 17.39%. That’s higher than the seven-day average of 16.6%.

Totals to date • 350,000 cases; 1,697 deaths; 13,648 hospitalizations; 2,044,811 tests.

This story is developing and will be updated.

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