Utah Health Department reports 2,408 new COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths on Saturday

SALT LAKE CITY – The state’s health department is reporting 2,408 new test-confirmed cases and eight deaths since COVID-19 Saturday as part of its daily release of updated coronavirus statistics in Utah.

Utah brings 248,970 reported total cases and 1,148 coronovirus-related deaths since the epidemic. In an email, the Health Department said seven deaths occurred Saturday when Utahns hospitalized at the time were:

  • A Salt Lake County man between the ages of 65 and 84
  • A Salt Lake County man between the ages of 45 and 64
  • A Salt Lake County woman between the ages of 45 and 64
  • Two Salt Lake County women between the ages of 65 and 84
  • A box man from the age of 65 to 84
  • Davis County women between the ages of 45 and 64

Authorities said a Utah County man at the age of 85 was not hospitalized.

The Department of Health began providing additional information on COVID-19 vaccination in Utah on Saturday. The US Food and Drug Administration has so far approved two vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, and Pfizer vaccines have begun to be used in Utah. The Health Department reports that 3,648 first doses of the vaccine have been administered so far; The Pfizer vaccine requires two doses.

The department additionally stated that so far 23,400 vaccine doses have been sent to Utah by the federal government.

The department said in an email, “When the vaccines are sent, one is administered to the individual, and finally reported to UDOH.” “For this reason, the number of people vaccinated will likely lag behind the total number of vaccines being sent for 7 or more days.”

Utah is currently in the process of vaccinating health care personnel in the state. Frontline workers working with COVID-19 patients were given the highest priority for vaccination.

On Saturday, the Department of Health stated that 559 Ueturns are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 and 218 of them are intensive patients. The new case figure comes as 10,101 and Utahns were tested.

During the last week, the state has recorded 2,454 new cases per day and a positive test percentage of 22.1%.

There are no coronavirus virus conferences from state leaders scheduled for the weekend. On Thursday, Gary Gary Herbert announced during a conference that the state had ended its 10 o’clock curfew on liquor sales in bars and restaurants, and also that Utah had relaxed its guidelines when the students COVID Quarantine will be required after possible exposure to 19.

A total of 85 coronovirus-related deaths occurred in Utah between Monday and Friday 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 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 coronovirus.auta.gov/case-counts and scroll to the “Data Notes” section at the bottom of the page.

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