U of Utah Hospital at 95% ICU capacity amid COVID-19 surge 

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” Our health care employees are tired, theyre suffering, and they do not desire to see another individual die alone of an avoidable infection,” Emily Spivak, MD, an infectious disease physician at University of Utah Health, said during an Oct. 8 press conference, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.

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Salt Lake City-based University of Utah Hospital reached 95 percent capability in its intensive care system Oct. 8 amid a significant COVID-19 surge in the state, reports The Salt Lake Tribune.

In the recently, 13.7 percent of COVID-19 tests have been favorable in Utah. In early September, this figure hovered around 9 percent but progressively increased through the end of the month..
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As of the early morning of Oct. 8, University of Utah Hospitals intensive care unit was at 95 percent capability, according to Dr. Spivak. She strongly prompted Utah citizens to use masks to assist manage the infections spread in the state.

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Utah reported a record variety of new COVID-19 cases (1,501) and hospitalizations (237) Oct. 8. Statewide, 73 percent of ICU beds were occupied; the states goal is to keep this figure under 85 percent..