According to the Department of Health, the year’s largest amount – Utah’s COVID-19 cases increased by 2,736 on Tuesday, with 16 more deaths.
The Department of Health now estimates that there are 49,569 active cases of the disease in Utah. According to the Department of Health, the average seven-day number of positive cases per day is 2,035. The positive test rate per day for that time period is now 24.7%.
The new numbers indicate a 1% increase in positive cases from Monday. Of the 1,705,452 people tested for COVID-19 in Utah, 15.9% have tested positive for COVID-19 so far. The health department reported that 7,347 new people were tested for COVID-19 by Tuesday, and 13,954 more total tests were performed, state data show.
State data show Utah currently has 506 COVID-19 patients. Of those, 164 are in intensive care unit beds across the state. All 80% of UTU beds are occupied by Utah as of Tuesday, including approximately 82% of ICU beds at 16 referral hospitals in the state. Non-ICU hospital beds account for about 46%, state data show.
According to state data, a total of 20,417 COVID-19 vaccines are now administered as of 17,443 Monday. Health officials note that there is a delay of up to seven days until Utah vaccinated vaccine supplements, the medication given to patients, and reported to the state’s Department of Health. According to the Health Department, a total of 102,025 vaccine doses have now been sent to Utah.
There were 16 deaths reported on Tuesday:
- A Weber County woman, aged between 65 and 84, and a resident of a long-term care facility
- A person from Utah County who was over 85 years old and a resident of a long-term care facility
- A Box Elder County woman who was between the ages of 45 and 64 and hospitalized when she died
- A person from Utah County who was between 45 and 64 years of age and was hospitalized when he died.
- A woman from Salt Lake County who was between 25 and 44 years old and was hospitalized when she died
- A woman from Salt Lake County who was between the ages of 45 and 64 and was hospitalized when she died
- Three Salt Lake County men between the ages of 65 and 84 and were hospitalized when they died
- A Cache County man who was over the age of 85 and hospitalized when he died
- A Utah County woman who was between the ages of 65 and 84 and hospitalized when she died
- A person from Davis County who was over 85 years old and a resident of a long-term care facility
- A Washington County man who was between the ages of 45 and 64 and was hospitalized when he died.
- A Utah County man who was between 65 and 84 years of age and was hospitalized when he died
- A Washington County man who was between 65 and 84 years old and was hospitalized when he died.
- A man from Kane County who was between 65 and 84 years old and was hospitalized when he died.
Tuesday’s totals give Utah 269,326 confirmed cases, with a total of 10,763 total hospitalizations and 1,235 deaths from the disease. According to the Department of Health, an estimated 218,522 Utah COVID-19 cases are now considered recovered.
The COVID-19 news conference is not scheduled for this week.
The test results now include data from PCR tests and antigen tests. Positive COVID-19 test results are reported to the Health Department immediately after confirmation, but negative test results cannot be reported for 24 to 72 hours.
The total number of cases reported each day by the Utah Health Department includes all cases of COVID-19 since the outbreak of Utah, including those currently infected, those who have recovered from the disease, and Those who have died.
Recovered cases are defined as someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 three or more weeks ago and has not died.
Referral Hospitals are 16 Utah hospitals with the ability to provide the best COVID-19 health care.
According to the Health Department, deaths reported by the state usually occur two to seven days earlier. Some deaths can also occur from the future, especially if the person is from Utah but has died in another state.
The Department of Health reports both confirmed and probable COVID-19 death cases as defined by the state and territorial epidemiologists. The death count can be changed as soon as the investigation of the case is completed.
According to the Department of Health, the deaths for which the death of COVID-19 is reported, if the COVID-19 was not there, the person would not have died.
The data included in this story primarily reflect the state of Utah as a whole. For more local data, visit your local health district website.
More information about Utah’s health guidance levels is available at coronavirus.utah.gov/utah-health-guidance-levels.
Information is from the Utah Department of Health and coronavirus.utah.gov/case-counts. For more information about the Utah Department of Health and reports COVID-19 data, go to coronovirus.auta.gov/case-counts and scroll to the “Data Notes” section at the bottom of the page.
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