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The Utah Department of Health reported Wednesday that Utah completed the lowest daily number of new coronovirus cases at 339 – six weeks.
Six more Utahs died of the disease, causing 292 deaths in the state.
The case for Wednesday is 339 after June 16, 43 days ago. It reduced Utah’s seven-day average to 516 for daily affairs.
This goal is going to the government. Gary Herbert returned on July 9, to achieve a seven-day average – a metric used by public health officials to monitor trends, down from 500, until August 1, which is Saturday.
A week ago, the seven-day rolling average was 669 cases a day. That is a 22.9% drop.
In the last seven days, the state has conducted an average of 5,255 tests a day. This is 25.8% lower than the average daily number of tests for the last seven days – 7,046.
Four of the new deaths were in Salt Lake County. One was a person over 85 years old, who lived in a long-term care facility. There were two women between the ages of 65 and 84 who also stayed in long-term care facilities. There was a fourth person from Salt Lake County, also between 65 and 84, who was not hospitalized when he died.
The state’s COVID-19 fatalities in Salt Lake County are 166, or just under 57%. The county, the state’s most populous, comprises just one-third of Utah’s population.
The other two fatalities were a Utah County man between 45 and 64 who was in a long-term care facility, and a Weber County man, between 65 and 84, who was hospitalized when he died.
For about a month, Utah has charted large swings in its daily numbers; On Tuesday, UDOH spokesman Tom Hudachko said “two holiday weekends in July can certainly be attributed to a couple of dips”.
Hudachko said that the number of fluctuating cases may also be due to test fluctuations. For example, between Thursday and Friday, the number of exam results increased from 4,020 to 8,649. On Wednesday, the state tested another 3,682 people for COVID-19.
UDOH reported that the seven-day average for positive laboratory tests averaged 9.6% on Wednesday.
UDOH reported that 208 people were hospitalized in Utah with Cottage-19 on Tuesday. The hospitalization number lags behind in the case from day one.
Since the epidemic began, 39,194 people have come with COVID-19. According to UDOH, 26,643 are considered “recovered” as defined by health authorities three weeks after diagnosis. A total of 518,191 Uterons have been tested since the epidemic began.
The low per capita mortality rate of COVID-19 is only a fraction of the nation’s death rate – a difference that is partly explained by the state’s relatively small population, a demographic research paper released Wednesday by the University of Utah.
As of July 14, the state of Utah had a per capita rate of seven deaths in COVID-19 for every 100,000 people, chem c at U of David Ells School. The Gardner Policy Institute senior demographer, Mike Hallingshas, wrote. Of viapar.
In comparison, COVID-19 per 100,000 per person per person is 41.3.
About a quarter of that difference, Hallingshas wrote, can be explained by the fact that the average age in Utah is 31.3 years, while the national average age is 38.4 years.
As a “thought experiment”, Hollinghaus calculated that if Utah’s average age was the same as the national average, then Utah’s death rate would be 10.1 people per COVID-19 per 100,000 population.
In another way, if the US average age was at the level of Utah, the national per capita death rate from COVID-19 would decrease to 28.3 per 100,000 – an improvement but still four times the rate.
So what else explains the difference? Hollingshaus explained the possible causes, some good and some bad. He cited such technical factors as measurement error and lag time states reporting numbers.
In addition, systemic inequalities – such as racial and ethnic minorities suffer disproportionately from COVID-19 – themselves are not evenly distributed, so some states deal with those disparities more than others.
One interpretation of the data is that Utah is one of the states that may have public policies that provide better prevention, response, and treatment of the disease. “Readings are often preferred by states that perform well in the rankings,” said Hollingshas.
Hollingshas warned against decency. “These numbers are steadily increasing, and if we’re not careful,” he wrote, “Utah could tether to a pile of a death wave that would eventually cross the pattern seen for rivals or even the US is”