ROY — According to the Utah Department of Health, the number of COVID-19 cases in Utah increased by 487 on Thursday, with 3 deaths and 46,011 vaccinations reported.
According to the health department, the current rolling number of positive cases for 7 consecutive days per day is 411. Now, the daily positive test rate for this period of time reported by the “people-oriented” method is 6.8%. Now, the average positive test rate for 7 days per day calculated by the “test over test” method is 3.4%.
State data show that there are currently 136 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Utah. The state received 1,410,214 vaccine doses, up from 1,364,203 doses on Wednesday.
Thursday’s total confirmed 386,1
Also on Thursday, Utah leaders will provide updates on the COVID-19 pandemic and announce a grant program designed to help employers get more Utahans back to work.
The press conference started at 11 am and will be broadcast live below.
According to the press release, Governor Dade Henderson will announce the detailed cycle of receiving a $15 million grant through his office’s “Learn and Work” program. Governor Spencer Cox will also announce an executive order directing the state government to develop more plans to help people return to work.
The “Learn and Work” program will provide funding for training programs for unemployed, underemployed and disadvantaged workers in Utah.
Henderson and Cox will announce the news at Neurop Grumman’s Roy factory. Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems Vice President of Human Resources Beth Pitts Madonna and Northrop Grumman’s Strategic Deterrence Systems Vice President and General Manager Greg Manuel will also Give a speech at the press conference.
Dr. Angela Dunn, a state epidemiologist from the Utah Department of Health, will also speak at the event.
This story will be updated.
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