Counties with the lowest hospital bed capacity in Utah

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February 25, 2022
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Counties with the lowest hospital bed capacity in Utah

The vaccine deployment in December 2020 signaled a turning point in the COVID-19 pandemic. By the end of May 2021, 40% of the U.S. population was fully vaccinated. But as vaccination rates lagged over the summer, new surges of COVID-19 came, including Delta in the summer of 2021, and now the Omicron variant, which comprises the majority of cases in the U.S.

Researchers around the world have reported that Omicron is more transmissible than Delta, making breakthrough and repeat infections more likely. Early research suggests this strain may cause less severe illness than Delta and the original virus, however, health officials have warned an Omicron-driven surge could still increase hospitalization and death rates—especially in areas with less vaccinated populations.

The United States as of Feb. 24 reached 942,985 COVID-19-related deaths and nearly 78.7 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Currently, 64.8% of the population is fully vaccinated, and 43.4% have received booster doses.

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with the lowest in-patient bed capacity in Utah using data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and vaccination data from Covid Act Now. Counties are ranked by the percent of in-patient hospital beds filled as of Feb. 23, with the percent of hospital beds filled by COVID-19 patients serving as a tiebreaker. Hospitalization data was available for about 77% of counties in the U.S. Keep reading to see what hospital capacity looks like in your county.

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#23. Millard County, UT

- Inpatient beds occupied: 7.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 89.6% more availability than Utah overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 90% full in Utah overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 129 (17 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 44.6% (5,882 fully vaccinated)
--- -29.3% lower vaccination rate than Utah
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#22. Box Elder County, UT

- Inpatient beds occupied: 9.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 86.6% more availability than Utah overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 90% full in Utah overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 136 (76 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.3% (28,742 fully vaccinated)
--- -18.7% lower vaccination rate than Utah
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#21. Garfield County, UT

- Inpatient beds occupied: 13.0% (3.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 80.6% more availability than Utah overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 90% full in Utah overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 0 (0 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#20. San Juan County, UT

- Inpatient beds occupied: 20.0% (2.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 70.1% more availability than Utah overall
- ICU beds occupied: 0.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 100.0% more availability than Utah overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 203 (31 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 63.9% (9,788 fully vaccinated)
--- 1.3% higher vaccination rate than Utah
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#19. Sevier County, UT

- Inpatient beds occupied: 25.0% (3.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 62.7% more availability than Utah overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 90% full in Utah overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 148 (32 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 43.3% (9,370 fully vaccinated)
--- -31.4% lower vaccination rate than Utah
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#18. Wasatch County, UT

- Inpatient beds occupied: 27.0% (2.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 59.7% more availability than Utah overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 90% full in Utah overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 188 (64 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.8% (20,398 fully vaccinated)
--- -5.2% lower vaccination rate than Utah
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#17. Carbon County, UT

- Inpatient beds occupied: 30.0% (2.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 55.2% more availability than Utah overall
- ICU beds occupied: 50.0% (7.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 44.4% more availability than Utah overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 137 (28 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.2% (10,076 fully vaccinated)
--- -22.0% lower vaccination rate than Utah
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#16. Summit County, UT

- Inpatient beds occupied: 33.0% (5.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 50.7% more availability than Utah overall
- ICU beds occupied: 43.0% (7.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 52.2% more availability than Utah overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 171 (72 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 87.4% (36,833 fully vaccinated)
--- 38.5% higher vaccination rate than Utah
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#15. Sanpete County, UT

- Inpatient beds occupied: 35.0% (2.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 47.8% more availability than Utah overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 90% full in Utah overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 556 (172 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 40.4% (12,493 fully vaccinated)
--- -36.0% lower vaccination rate than Utah
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#14. Uintah County, UT

- Inpatient beds occupied: 41.0% (8.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 38.8% more availability than Utah overall
- ICU beds occupied: 16.0% (5.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 82.2% more availability than Utah overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 0 (0 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#13. Davis County, UT

- Inpatient beds occupied: 41.0% (4.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 38.8% more availability than Utah overall
- ICU beds occupied: 73.0% (23.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 18.9% more availability than Utah overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 215 (765 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 65.9% (234,437 fully vaccinated)
--- 4.4% higher vaccination rate than Utah
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#12. Cache County, UT

- Inpatient beds occupied: 43.0% (8.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 35.8% more availability than Utah overall
- ICU beds occupied: 60.0% (14.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 33.3% more availability than Utah overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 168 (215 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 57.4% (73,678 fully vaccinated)
--- -9.0% lower vaccination rate than Utah
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#11. Grand County, UT

- Inpatient beds occupied: 46.0% (8.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 31.3% more availability than Utah overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 90% full in Utah overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 31 (3 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#10. Iron County, UT

- Inpatient beds occupied: 48.0% (12.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 28.4% more availability than Utah overall
- ICU beds occupied: 55.0% (19.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 38.9% more availability than Utah overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 0 (0 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#9. Duchesne County, UT

- Inpatient beds occupied: 50.0% (8.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 25.4% more availability than Utah overall
- ICU beds occupied: 43.0% (18.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 52.2% more availability than Utah overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 0 (0 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#8. Utah County, UT

- Inpatient beds occupied: 52.0% (5.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 22.4% more availability than Utah overall
- ICU beds occupied: 65.0% (18.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 27.8% more availability than Utah overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 136 (866 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 56.1% (357,079 fully vaccinated)
--- -11.1% lower vaccination rate than Utah
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#7. Tooele County, UT

- Inpatient beds occupied: 52.0% (7.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 22.4% more availability than Utah overall
- ICU beds occupied: 75.0% (29.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 16.7% more availability than Utah overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 230 (166 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 57.5% (41,544 fully vaccinated)
--- -8.9% lower vaccination rate than Utah
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#6. Juab County, UT

- Inpatient beds occupied: 60.0% (2.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 10.4% more availability than Utah overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 90% full in Utah overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 83 (10 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#5. Weber County, UT

- Inpatient beds occupied: 61.0% (7.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 9.0% more availability than Utah overall
- ICU beds occupied: 65.0% (18.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 27.8% more availability than Utah overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 152 (395 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 60.5% (157,374 fully vaccinated)
--- -4.1% lower vaccination rate than Utah
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#4. Salt Lake County, UT

- Inpatient beds occupied: 65.0% (8.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 3.0% more availability than Utah overall
- ICU beds occupied: 78.0% (19.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 13.3% more availability than Utah overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 173 (2,003 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 69.0% (800,791 fully vaccinated)
--- 9.4% higher vaccination rate than Utah
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#3. Beaver County, UT

- Inpatient beds occupied: 67.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 0.0% more availability than Utah overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 90% full in Utah overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 0 (0 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#2. Kane County, UT

- Inpatient beds occupied: 69.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 3.0% more full than Utah overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 90% full in Utah overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 0 (0 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#1. Washington County, UT

- Inpatient beds occupied: 77.0% (15.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 14.9% more full than Utah overall
- ICU beds occupied: 88.0% (29.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 2.2% more availability than Utah overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 0 (0 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available

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