Salt Lake City-According to the Utah Department of Health, the number of COVID-19 cases in Utah increased by 2,146 on Tuesday, with 26 reported deaths.
The health department reported that 15 of the deaths occurred before December 22. The National Medical Examiner’s Office investigates each death to determine COVID-19 as the cause, which may delay the reporting of these deaths by several weeks.
According to data from the health department, Utah currently has an estimated 54,792 active COVID-19 cases. According to data from the health department, the current rolling number of positive cases for 7 consecutive days per day is 2,946. The daily positive test rate during this time is now 29.3%.
State data show that there are currently 560 COVID-1
The state received 110,530 vaccines, up from 103,547 on Monday.
The new figures show that since Monday, positive cases have increased by 0.7%. So far, of the 1,843,113 people in Utah who have been tested for COVID-19, 16.9% have been tested for the disease. As of Monday, the total number of tests performed increased by 17,782, of which 11,991 were tests for people who had not been tested for COVID-19 before.
Tuesday’s total confirmed 309,629 confirmed cases for Utah, a total of 12,059 hospitalizations, and 1,422 deaths. It is now believed that approximately 253,415 COVID-19 cases in Utah have recovered.
There was no COVID-19 press conference on Tuesday. Utah officials usually provide updates at press conferences every Wednesday or Thursday.
This story will be updated.
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 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 district 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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