Medical Leaders from Utah’s Major Health Systems to Address Utah’s COVID Spike and Potential Impact on State’s Hospitals and Caregivers

With new cases of COVID-19 in Utah spiking and hospital ICUs across the state once again starting to fill with sick COVID patients, medical leaders from Utah’s major health systems are concerned about the current trend and potential impact of a growing resurgence of the disease in the state. 

Utah was identified this week as a national Top 5 COVID hotspot, as cases and hospitalizations are rapidly climbing. 

Medical leaders from Intermountain Healthcare, HCA/MountainStar, Steward Health, and University of Utah Health, will hold a collaborative Zoom press conference on Wednesday at 10 am, MT, to address Utah’s surging COVID cases and hospitalizations. 

Doctors say that the surge is being fueled by the COVID Delta variant and primarily causing illness and hospitalizations among people who are not vaccinated for the virus. They are urging people who have not been vaccinated to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Medical leader will also address the surge and potential impact on Utah caregivers, who are recovering from the peak of the pandemic late last year, when Utah hospital ICUs were operating beyond capacity levels and caregivers were struggling to keep up with skyrocketing patient volumes. 

10 am, MT, Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Zoom press conference and broadcast on Intermountain Healthcare's Facebook page

Zoom Press Conference/Facebook Live at 10am Wednesday