Utah COVID-19 update: 3,318 new cases, 7 deaths in past day; positive tests at record 32.14%

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UTAH, Jan. 5, 20221 (Gephardt Daily) — The Utah Department of Health on Tuesday reported 3,318 new COVID-19 cases and seven more deaths documented in the past 24 hours.

And a new high for test rates also was documented. Of those tested, 32.14% of tests now come back positive, the UDoH daily report says. The previous record, set yesterday, was 30.8%.

Total positive tests now stand at 288,951 positive cases today. Total COVID-19 deaths in Utah now number 1,312.

The seven deaths reported in the past 24 hours were of:

  • A Davis County man between 65 and 84, hospitalized at time of death
  • A Salt Lake County man between 45 and 64, hospitalized
  • A Utah County man between 65 and 84, hospitalized
  • A Washington County man between 65 and 84, hospitalized
  • Two Washington County women, older than 85, not hospitalized
  • A Weber County man between 65 and 84, hospitalized

Vaccine doses administered in Utah and reported to the DHOH number 55,981, the statement says.

COVID-19 tests administered number 1,762,178, with 9,854 people tested since yesterday.

The rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 2,800 per day.

There are 510 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 11,356.

The chart below shows the numbers broken down by area of the state:

Source: UDoH

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