Salt Lake City-The Utah Department of Health said on Saturday that there were 2,613 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, and nine other Utahans died from the disease.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Utah has confirmed a total of 303,723 cases and 1,390 deaths.
The department said the positive test rate for 7 consecutive days was 32.6%, and the state reported an average of 3,147 new cases per day.
Currently, 535 Utahans are reported to be hospitalized due to COVID-19, including 181 in intensive care units, and the statewide ICU utilization rate exceeds 90%.
The health department said 99,612 doses of the vaccine have been vaccinated across the state, an increase of more than 1
The health department said in an email that the nine Utahns who died included:
- A man aged 65 to 84 in Davis County who was hospitalized when he died
- Two people between the ages of 45 and 64 in Salt Lake County were hospitalized at the time of death
- A man between 65 and 84 years old in Salt Lake County was hospitalized when he died
- An elderly over 85 years old in Salt Lake County died but was not hospitalized
- A man over 85 years old in Salt Lake County who was hospitalized after his death
- A man over 85 years old in Utah was not hospitalized after his death
- Two men aged 65 to 84 in Weber County were hospitalized at the time of death
Men account for more than 62% of coronavirus-related deaths in Utah. Utah over 64 years old accounted for 8% of the state’s total cases, but the death toll accounted for 77% of the state’s total, and more than 13% of Utahans over 84 who tested positive for COVID-19 Because of this he died.
There were no coronavirus press conferences scheduled for national leaders over the weekend, but the new governor Spencer Cox hosted the press conference from the State Capitol on Friday. Cox said that Utah school teachers will receive the right to use the vaccine from Monday, and outlined plans to speed up the distribution of vaccines and a tentative timetable for the next phase of vaccine use.
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 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 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 definitions 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, please 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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