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Number of Utah coronavirus-related deaths passes 1,800

State reports 901 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Nurse Jana Arnold, disinfecting her covid-19 vaccination work space on Friday, didn't have many adults taking the dumdum suckers she placed on her table. Employees of the Jordan School District were invited to West Hills Middle School to receive their coronavirus vaccination, Feb. 12, 2021.

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The Utah Department of Health reported 10 more COVID-19 deaths Wednesday, bringing the total to 1,806 since the pandemic began.

Six of the deaths occurred before Feb. 1. And the one death reported on Tuesday was removed after health officials determined that victim was not a Utah resident.

UDOH also reported 901 new coronavirus cases, the third day in a row that number has been below 1,000.

Vaccinations reported in past day/total vaccinations • 18,083 / 551,068.

Number of Utahns who have received two doses • 173,925.

Cases reported in past day • 901.

Deaths reported in past day • 10.

Salt Lake County reported three deaths — a woman ages 45-64, a man age 85-plus, and a woman 85-plus.

There were two deaths in Davis County — both men 85+.

And there were two deaths in Washington County — a man and a woman, both 85+.

Three counties each reported a single death — a woman 65-84 in Cache County, a man 65-84 in Carbon County, and a man 65-84 in Utah County.

Hospitalizations reported in past day • 263. That’s down nine from Tuesday. Of those currently hospitalized, 99 are in intensive care units — seven fewer than on Tuesday.

Tests reported in past day • 7,063 people were tested for the first time. A total of 20,286 people were tested.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 12.8%. That’s lower than the seven-day average of 13.5%.

Its new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Today’s rate is now at 4.4%, lower than the seven-day average of 6.13%.

[Read more: Utah is changing how it measures the rate of positive COVID-19 tests. Here’s what that means.]

Totals to date • 363,248 cases; 1,806 deaths; 14,294 hospitalizations; 2,136,588 people tested.


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