Salt Lake City-According to the Utah Department of Health, the number of COVID-19 cases in Utah increased by 1,897 on Monday, with three deaths reported.
The health department now estimates that there are 60,539 active cases of the disease in Utah. According to data from the health department, the current rolling number of positive cases for 7 consecutive days per day is 2,312. Now, the daily positive test rate for this time period is 21.5%. State data show that there are currently 560 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Utah.
The new figures indicate that since Sunday, positive cases have increased by 1%. So far, of the 1,423,079 people tested for COVID-19 in Utah, 13.8% have been tested for the disease. As of Monday, the state reported 4,852 tests added.
State data show that of the 560 people hospitalized with COVID-1
State data show that currently about 47% of non-ICU hospital beds are occupied.
The three deaths reported on Monday were:
- A Uintah County man, aged 45 to 64, was hospitalized when he died
- A woman between the ages of 65 and 84 in Utah County was hospitalized when she died
- A woman over the age of 85 in Washington County who was hospitalized when she died
Monday’s total brings the total number of confirmed cases in Utah to 195,706, the total number of hospitalizations to 8,135, and the total number of deaths from the disease to 871. It is now believed that a total of 134,296 COVID-19 cases in Utah have recovered.
There was no COVID-19 press conference on Monday. According to his office, Utah Governor Gary Herbert (Gary Herbert) plans to hold a media interview at 11:30 on Thursday morning.
Test results now include data from PCR tests and antigen tests. A positive COVID-19 test result is reported to the health department immediately after confirmation, but a negative test result may not be reported within 24 to 72 hours.
The total number of cases reported daily by the Utah Department of Health includes all COVID-19 cases since the outbreak in Utah, including those currently infected, those who have recovered from the disease, and those who have died.
Recovered cases are defined as people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 three or more weeks ago and have not yet died.
According to the health department, deaths reported in the state usually occur two to seven days before the death is reported. Some deaths may come from further afield, especially if the person was from Utah but died in another state.
According to the case definition outlined by the State and Territory Council of Epidemiologists, the health department reports confirmed and possible deaths from COVID-19 cases. As the investigation of the case is completed, the death toll may change.
According to the health department, for deaths reported as COVID-19, the person would not have died without COVID-19.
The data contained in this story mainly reflects the state of Utah. For more localized data, please visit your local health zone website.
For more information on Utah health guidance levels, visit coronavirus.utah.gov/utah-health-guidance-levels.
The information comes from the Utah Department of Health and coronavirus.utah.gov/case-counts. For more information on how the Utah Department of Health compiles and reports COVID-19 data, please visit coronavirus.utah.gov/case-counts and scroll down to the “Data Notes” section at the bottom of the page.
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