Three more COVID deaths reported in northern Utah among 24 statewide

New visualization of the Covid-19 virus by Fusion Medical Animation.
LOGAN – Thursday among Utah State University students, staff and faculty at the school’s campuses there are 141 active cases of COVID-19. Active cases are those that have tested positive the last two weeks.
USU announced the East Stadium COVID-19 testing location on the Logan campus will reopen Monday, March 14. Testing is available Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to noon, and Fridays 8-11 a.m.
Since Wednesday 24 more Utahns died of COVID-19 including three in northern Utah. A man and a woman from Cache County, both older than 85, and a Box Elder County woman between 65-84 years of age were included in the death count reported Thursday by the Utah Department of Health (UDOH).
The total of COVID-19 deaths in Utah since March, 2020, is 4,518, and 234 of those are from Cache, Box Elder and Rich counties.
UDOH reported 186 new positive cases of coronavirus Thursday. That is close to Utah’s new rolling seven-day average for positive tests which is now 197 a day. Thursday is the fifth straight day that new COVID cases numbered below 200.
Since the pandemic started, there have been 925,275 positive cases in Utah.
In the past four weeks, people who are unvaccinated are at 6.6 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 2.2 times greater risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 2.0 times greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.
As of Thursday 223 Utahns are hospitalized with COVID which is five fewer than on Wednesday. Among those currently hospitalized, 41 are in intensive care, five more than Wednesday. Utah’s ICU beds are 67 percent filled. Roughly 12 percent of Utah’s ICU patients are in hospitals because of COVID-19. Since the pandemic began 33,597 Utahns have been hospitalized.
With 2,665 people vaccinated since Wednesday, the number of Utahns fully vaccinated stands at 1.99 million, about 61 percent of the state’s population. However only 27 percent of all Utahns have gotten a booster. Overall, more than 4.9 million doses have been administered.
More than 3,300 Utahns were tested since Wednesday which means more than 4.9 million people have been tested and  9.3 million total tests have been administered the last 24 months. Total tests administered since Wednesday are 6,609.

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