Salt Lake City-The Utah Department of Health said there were 778 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Saturday, and another eight coronavirus-related deaths.
Since Friday, the state has also injected 18,383 more doses of coronavirus vaccine.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 366,034 confirmed cases, 1,842 deaths and 598,434 vaccines have been reported in Utah. The health department said 200,651 doses were the second dose.
In the past week, Utah increased an average of 779 COVID-19 cases every day, with a positive detection rate of 6.12%. Currently, there are reported 242 Utahans hospitalized due to COVID-19, including 99 in intensive care units. The statewide ICU utilization rate reached 77%.
A month ago, the state rolled an average of 1
The figure on Saturday was 19,646 test results.
The death toll announced in Saturday’s report includes:
- A woman over the age of 85 in Salt Lake County who was not hospitalized when she died
- Two people between the ages of 65 and 85 in Salt Lake County were hospitalized at the time of death
- A man aged 46 to 64 in Salt Lake County who has been hospitalized
- A woman between 65 and 84 years old in Salt Lake County has been hospitalized
- A woman between the ages of 45 and 64 in Utah County has been hospitalized
- A woman over the age of 85 in Weber County has been hospitalized
- A woman hospitalized between the ages of 65 and 84 in Weber County
Salt Lake County currently accounts for nearly 40% of coronavirus-related deaths in Utah.
There were no coronavirus press conferences for national leaders over the weekend. Governor Spencer Cox (Spencer Cox) delivered a public speech on Thursday, announcing that Utahans 65 and older are now eligible to apply for the coronavirus vaccine.
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.
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, 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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