Cache County man is the 143rd COVID death in Northern Utah

A Cache County man between 45-64 years of age became the 143rd resident of northern Utah to die of COVID-19, one of 17 deaths reported since Thursday by the Utah Department of Health (UDOH).

The state’s death toll grew to 3,067 since the start of the pandemic in March, 2020.

With 1,493 new COVID positive cases in the state’s Friday report there have now been 529,147 cases since the pandemic began. UDOH said 109 of the total cases Friday were found in northern Utah.

More than 29,052 of the cases of the virus have been reported from Cache, Box Elder and Rich counties since the beginning of the pandemic. More than 27,000 COVID patients in northern Utah are considered “recovered.” Since the outbreak began 1,328 in the Bear River Health District have been hospitalized.

Hospitalizations reported Friday amount to 559 Utahns which is 14 fewer than on Thursday. Among those currently hospitalized, 209 are in intensive care, four fewer than Thursday. UDOH reports almost 93 percent of all ICU beds are occupied.

With 10,304 people vaccinated since Thursday, the number of Utahns fully vaccinated is now 1,722,932, almost 53 percent of the state’s population. Almost 3.6 million doses have been administered.

Currently 86,422 in northern Utah are totally vaccinated and 182,171 total doses have been administered in the Bear River Health District. Total population in the three counties of the district is 186,818.

More than 3.58 million people in Utah have been tested and 9,296 Utahns were tested since Thursday and over 6.45 million total tests have been administered the last 19 months. Total tests administered since Wednesday are 17,535.

Utah’s new rolling seven-day average for positive tests went from 1,311 to 1,288 a day.

The latest seven-day rolling average for percent positivity of “people over people” remained at 15.7 percent while the rolling seven-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is still 10.4 percent.

Idaho’s latest COVID update indicates 3,217 coronavirus deaths and a new total of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 274,560 statewide. New case counts in the three southeast Idaho counties include 1,534 total positives in Franklin County, 638 in Bear Lake County and 509 in Oneida County.

CORRECTION: An update to this story has been made to more accurately reflect how many total cases have been reported in the Bear River Health District since the pandemic began. A previous version of this story mistakenly reported that number being with the last 24 hours, instead of 16 months.

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  • whoknow October 16, 2021 at 11:17 am Reply

    Sloppy. More than 29,052 cases in last 24 hours from 3 counties? No chance.

  • Laura Fisher October 16, 2021 at 2:09 pm Reply

    It might be even more useful for your readers to know the vaccine status of anyone who dies of SARSCOv2, especially since the vaccinated people are appearing prominently in the hospitalized and dead groups. The easiest way I have found to stay current with the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System jointly operated by the CDC, the NIH and HHS is by reading the Children’s Health defense web site. They tend to publish the VAERS updates about once a week. It is estimated that the reported deaths and disabilities due to the vaccines are only between 1% and 10% of the actual numbers–based on an influential study of mandated reporting which was done only a few years ago. Also, there is considerable semi-whistleblower talk as to whether VAERS fails to even post what reports they receive, and VAERS has recently been manipulating the descriptions of its categories in order to make less of the reported casualties and damages (possibly sticking with the vaccine death reports but failing to report the vaccine hospitalizations).

    • whoknow October 16, 2021 at 11:29 pm Reply

      Thanks for your post Laura, I agree.

      On another note to all, I apologize for the tone in my original comment – glad to see the statement updated to “since the beginning of the pandemic”

  • Joseph Smith October 19, 2021 at 3:11 pm Reply

    Laura, you and your “website” are as kooky as ever. Some things will never change. #q

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