Salt Lake City-According to the Utah Department of Health, the number of COVID-19 cases in Utah increased by 716 on Tuesday, and 12 deaths were reported.
According to the health department, seven of the deaths occurred last month but are still being investigated by state medical inspectors. A total of 11,966 more doses of vaccine were also administered.
The Department of Health estimates that there are currently 19,767 active cases of COVID-19 in Utah. According to state data, this is the first time since October 2 that the estimated value has been reduced below 20,000.
According to data from the health department, the current rolling number of positive cases for 7 consecutive days per day is 779. Now, the daily positive test rate for this time period reported by the “people-oriented”
State data show that there are currently 239 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Utah, including 95 intensive care. As of Tuesday, approximately 69% of intensive care unit beds in Utah are full, including approximately 73% of ICU beds in the state’s 16 referral hospitals. According to the health department, about 46% of non-ICU hospital beds in Utah were occupied on Tuesday.
The state received a total of 623,876 vaccines, up from 611,910 on Monday. Of these, 213,278 is the second dose of vaccine.
The new figures show that since Monday, positive cases have increased by 0.2%. So far, of the 2,172,963 people tested for COVID-19 in Utah, 17% have tested positive for COVID-19. The total number of tests currently conducted is 3,724,955, an increase of 18,480 since Monday. According to state data, 6,458 of these are tests for people who have not been tested for COVID-19 before.
The 12 deaths reported on Tuesday were:
- A Kash County woman, aged 65 to 84, and a resident of a long-term care facility
- A woman in Davis County between the ages of 65 and 84 and a resident of a long-term care facility
- A man in Davis County, aged 65 to 84, was hospitalized when he died
- A woman over 85 in Salt Lake County who is a resident of a long-term care facility
- A man aged 65 to 84 in Salt Lake County who was not hospitalized when he died
- A woman between the ages of 65 and 84 in Salt Lake County was hospitalized when she died
- A man aged 65 to 84 in Salt Lake County who is a resident of a long-term care facility
- A woman over 85 years old in Sevier County who was not hospitalized when she died
- Sevier County women, over 85 years old, residents of long-term care facilities
- A man in Utah County, between the ages of 65 and 84, and a resident of a long-term care facility
- A man in Washington County between the ages of 65 and 84 and a resident of a long-term care facility
- A man between the ages of 65 and 84 in Weber County who was hospitalized after his death
Tuesday’s total confirmed 367,789 confirmed cases for Utah, with a total of 14,520 hospitalizations and 1,865 deaths due to the disease. Status data shows that it is now estimated that a total of 346,157 COVID-19 cases can be recovered.
The health department also renewed the state emergency health order regarding COVID-19 to replace the previous order that expired on Monday night. The new order contains the latest information about when certain Utah counties can remove mandatory masks, bar regulations, the state’s transmission index, and several other items.
There is no COVID-19 press conference scheduled for Tuesday. According to the governor’s office, Utah Governor Spencer Cox is scheduled to provide a pandemic update at a press conference at 11 am on 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 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 reported death. 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 to be 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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