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Utah Ranked As 12th Least-Prepared State For Hospital Capacity

According to a recent report, Utah is tied with Colorado as the 12th least-prepared state for hospital capacity following rising numbers of COVID-19 cases. 

As part of the study, ICU units were analyzed across the country. Staffing shortages, the number of physicians, and how many beds each ICU contained were all taken into account. 

The three states ranked as the least prepared were Idaho, Texas, and Georgia. The most prepared states were Massachusetts, New York, and Connecticut. 

In Utah, it was found that 69% of ICU beds were in use, which is 1.5 beds per every 1,000 people.

Harley is a news reporter at UPR. She covers a bit of everything, but especially news dealing with education and updates from the governor. She has always loved both writing and public speaking, so radio is perfect for her. She is a student at USU studying journalism, sociology, and criminal justice. Outside of work and school, she loves running, hiking, and exploring National Parks.