Salt Lake City-According to the Utah Department of Health, the number of COVID-19 cases in Utah increased by 2,736 on Tuesday, and 16 deaths were reported.
The health department now estimates that there are 49,569 active cases in Utah. According to the health department, the number of positive cases for 7 consecutive days is now 2,035. The daily positive test rate during this period is now 24.7%.
The new figures show that since Monday, positive cases have increased by 1%. So far, of the 1,705,452 people tested for COVID-19 in Utah, 15.9% have tested positive for COVID-19. State data show that as of Tuesday, the health department has reported 7,347 newcomers tested for COVID-1
State data show that there are currently 506 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Utah. Among them, there are 164 intensive care beds across the state. As of Tuesday, approximately 80% of ICU beds in Utah were occupied, including approximately 82% of the ICU beds in the state’s 16 referral hospitals. State data show that about 46% of non-ICU hospital beds are occupied.
According to the state’s data, a total of 20,417 COVID-19 vaccines have now been injected, up from 17,543 on Monday. Health officials pointed out that there are data reports that there has been a delay of up to 7 days from the delivery of vaccine doses to Utah, the management of patients, and the reporting to the state health department. According to the health department, 102,025 doses of vaccine have been shipped to Utah.
The 16 deaths reported on Tuesday were:
- A woman in Weber County, aged 65 to 84, a resident of a long-term care facility
- Utah county man, over 85 years old, resident of long-term care facility
- A Box Elder County county woman, aged 45 to 64, was hospitalized when she died
- A Uintah County man, aged between 45 and 64, was hospitalized when he died
- A woman between 25 and 44 years old in Salt Lake County was hospitalized when she died
- A woman between the ages of 45 and 64 in Salt Lake County was hospitalized when she died
- Three Salt Lake County men, aged between 65 and 84, were hospitalized when they died
- A man over 85 years old in Kashgar County who was hospitalized after his death
- A woman between the ages of 65 and 84 in Utah County was hospitalized when she died
- A man from Davis County, over 85 years old, a resident of a long-term care facility
- A man between the ages of 45 and 64 in Washington County was hospitalized when he died
- A man between the ages of 65 and 84 in Utah County. He was hospitalized after his death
- A man between the ages of 65 and 84 in Washington County was hospitalized when he died
- A man between 65 and 84 years old in Kane County who was hospitalized after his death
Tuesday’s total confirmed 269,326 confirmed cases for Utah, with a total of 10,763 hospitalizations and 1,235 deaths. According to the health department, an estimated 218,522 COVID-19 cases in Utah have recovered.
There is no COVID-19 press conference scheduled this week.
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 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 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 to be 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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