Spencer Cox provides COVID-19 update Thursday as Utah sees 1,761 more cases, no new deaths

According to the Health Department report, the number of cases of COLID-19 on Thursday – the number of COAID-19 cases increased by 1,761.

According to the health department, the average number of positive cases per day is 1,710. The positive test rate per day for that time period is now 18.3%.

On Thursday, the Utah government Spencer Cox and other state leaders provided a COVID-19 epidemic update at a news conference. Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson and Utah Department of Health epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn also spoke at the event.

The event started at 11 am, see the replay of the news conference below.

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The Department of Health estimates that Utah now has 43,187 active COVID-19 cases.

Despite several holidays where the state’s health department did not provide a COVID-19 statistics report, on Thursday, the first day Utah has reported zero new COVID-19 deaths since September.

The new numbers indicate a 0.5% increase in positive cases since Wednesday. Of the 2,000,023 people tested so far in Utah for COVID-19, 17.1% have tested positive for the disease. The number of total tests increased to 18,134 as of Thursday’s data, and 10,917 of them were trials of people who had not previously been tested for COVID-19, according to state data.

Utah currently has 444 COVID-19 patients admitted, including 157 intensive care, state data show. About 84% of Utah’s ICU beds comprise 16 referral hospitals in the state, including about 89% of ICU beds. According to the Department of Health, about 56% of Utah’s non-ICU hospitals have beds.

A total of 267,027 vaccines have been administered in the state till 250,448 Wednesday. Of those, 43,089 are the second dose, state data show.

Thursday’s totals give Utah 342,445 total confirmed cases, with 13,279 total hospitals and 1,620 total deaths from the disease. According to the Department of Health, a total of 297,638 Utah COVID-19 cases are now considered correct.

This story will be updated.

modus operandi:

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 COVID-19 has been 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 coronavirus.utah.gov/case-counts and scroll to the “Data Notes” section at the bottom of the page.

Jacob klofenstein

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