SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health's COVID-19 report for Thursday shows a massive surge of 815 new cases since the day before, and one additional death. In addition, there were 291 people hospitalized due to COVID-19.
Data shows the surge is almost entirely connected to the Delta variant of COVID-19 in unvaccinated people in the state.
In Utah, more than 2.9 million total vaccines have been administered, an increase of 5,847 since Wednesday.
ICUs at Utah hospitals are at 81.5% capacity as healthcare workers attempt to deal with the rise in cases. If capacity hits 85%, officials say the state will be out of staffed ICU beds.
The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 640 per day. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of "people over people" is 13.4% and the rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of "tests over tests" is 9.2%.
Utah's total death toll from COVID-19 stands at 2,425:
- Male, between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death.