The number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care in Utah is at its highest level in eight weeks, according to the state Department of Health's latest dashboard.
There are 366 patients hospitalized with the virus and 152 of them are currently in intensive care units.
The health department dashboard states that 73.7% of all ICU beds are currently in use statewide. Utah Department of Health (UDOH) says that when ICU capacity is at 72%, it "creates major strains on the healthcare system. When 85% capacity is reached, Utah will be functionally out of staffed ICU beds, indicating an overwhelmed hospital system."
UDOH also reports six new deaths today bringing it to a total of 620. There were 1,669 new cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to 119,375.
Utah's 7-day rolling positivity rate for Covid-19 also continues to go up, as the state shows an average of 19.1% on Tuesday.