Salt Lake City-According to the Utah Department of Health, the number of COVID-19 cases in Utah increased by 338 on Monday, and new deaths were reported.
This is the lowest total number of new cases in a single day since Utah reported 314 new cases on September 9.
Currently, there are an estimated 20,255 active cases of COVID-19 in Utah. According to data from the health department, the current rolling number of positive cases for 7 consecutive days per day is 760. Now, the daily positive test rate for this time period reported by the “people-oriented” method is 13.3%. Now, the average positive test rate for 7 days per day calculated using the “test over test”
State data show that there are currently 237 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Utah, including 99 cases of intensive care. According to the health department, approximately 70% of intensive care beds in Utah are currently full, including 73% of ICU beds in the state’s 16 referral hospitals. Currently, approximately 49% of non-ICU hospital beds in Utah are occupied.
A total of 611,910 vaccines were injected in the state, up from 607,557 on Sunday. According to the health department, 206,887 of these were the second dose of vaccine.
The new figures show that since Sunday, positive cases have increased by 0.1%. So far, 2,166,505 people in Utah have been tested for COVID-19, and 16.9% of them have tested positive for COVID-19. The total number of tests conducted since the beginning of the pandemic is now 3,706,475, an increase of 5,931 since Sunday. Among them, 2,892 are tests on people who have not been tested for COVID-19 before.
The death reported on Monday was a Wasatch County woman between the ages of 45 and 64 and a resident of a long-term care facility.
Monday’s total confirmed 367,073 confirmed cases in Utah, with 14,466 hospitalizations and 1,853 deaths. State data shows that Utah currently has an estimated 344,965 recovered COVID-19 cases.
There is no COVID-19 press conference scheduled for Monday. Utah officials usually provide updates at press conferences every Wednesday or Thursday.
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.
The referral hospitals are 16 hospitals in Utah that can provide the best COVID-19 health care.
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 “human-based” method for the seven-day average positive test rate is derived by dividing the number of people who tested positive for COVID-19 by the total number of people tested. By dividing the total number of positive tests by the total number of tests administered, the “over-testing” method can be calculated.
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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