Utah continues to see higher rates of serious COVID-19 illness in younger adults

  • Source: KSL-TV NBC 5 Salt Lake City
  • Published: 10/26/2021 12:00 AM

Among the 21 deaths due to COVID-19 reported since Friday in Utah, six were between the ages of 25 and 44, and nine were between the ages 45 and 64, as the state continues to see higher rates of serious illness in younger adults. Leaders from Intermountain Healthcare noted last week that hospitals — which continue to see high numbers of coronavirus patients — are on average treating patients 20 years younger than the average age of those hospitalized with COVID-19 last year. Those younger patients are typically unvaccinated, doctors said. The average age of COVID-19 deaths in Utah has fallen to 72.1 years old, according to data from the Utah Department of Health. That is compared to November 2020, when the average age of deaths was 73.8.


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