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Three More Utahns Die From COVID-19, 590 More Test Positive



SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Officials with the Utah Department of Health on Wednesday said 590 more Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19 and three more residents have lost their lives due to the virus.

An additional 34,472 vaccines have been administered, bringing the state’s total to more than 1.95 million, and there were 146 people hospitalized with the virus.

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UDOH reports 2,505,996 people have been tested — 4,057 more than Tuesday. Of those, 393,862 Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19, which is an increase of 590 new cases.

The rolling seven-day average for positive tests was 384 — up from 375 on Tuesday.

The rolling seven-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” dropped to 6.2% while the rolling seven-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” dropped to 3%.


The state has administered 1,950,894 vaccines in total, which is an increase of 34,472 over Tuesday’s numbers. As of Wednesday, 1,202,333 Utahns had received at least one dose of a vaccine and 799,291 Utahns had been fully vaccinated.

Over 2.16 million vaccines have been delivered to Utah.


Currently, 146 people are hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 57 of those people were in intensive care units.

Utah’s ICUs were 59% full and the ICU beds in Utah’s referral centers were 63.4% full Wednesday.

“At about 69% overall ICU utilization, ICUs in Utah’s major hospitals with the ability to provide best care for COVID-19 patients begin to reach staffing capacity,” UDOH officials said. “Seventy-two percent use among all hospitals and 77% in referral center hospitals creates major strains on the health care system. When 85% capacity is reached, Utah will be functionally out of staffed ICU beds, indicating an overwhelmed hospital system.”


Three more Utahns have died due to COVID-19. To date, the virus has killed 2,177 of the state’s residents.

The following deaths were reported Wednesday:

  • Female, between 65-84, Iron County resident, hospitalized
  • Male, between 65-84, Davis County resident, hospitalized
  • Female, between 25-44, Utah County resident, hospitalized