SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Division of Well being launched its every day replace on COVID-19 statistics within the state Sunday afternoon, revealing 1,200 new test-confirmed instances of the coronavirus and 7 extra coronavirus-related deaths.
The numbers carry Utah as much as 85,844 complete confirmed instances and 517 deaths for the reason that pandemic started.
In an electronic mail, the well being division stated the seven deceased Utahns have been all males and embody:
- Three Salt Lake County males between ages 65 and 84 who have been hospitalized on the time of dying
- A Cache County man between ages 65 and 84 who was a long-term care facility resident
- A Tooele County man between ages 65 and 84 who was hospitalized
- A Davis County man over age 85 who was the resident of a long-term care facility
- And a Washington County man between ages 45 and 64 who was hospitalized on the time of dying.
Regardless of its proximity to Salt Lake County, Sunday’s loss marks simply the second Tooele County resident to die of COVID-19. By the state well being division’s rely, Tooele County, Summit County and the TriCounty and Southeast Utah well being districts have misplaced fewer than three residents to the coronavirus pandemic. Salt Lake County and Utah County collectively account for 67% of Utah’s coronavirus-related deaths.
Utah has usually seen in extra of 1,000 new instances per day over the previous weeks, a single-day quantity that had not been reached till September after most faculties and universities reopened all through the state.
Over the previous week, the state is averaging 1,161 new instances per day and its optimistic check share throughout that point is 13.9%. One month ago, the state’s seven-day rolling common of recent instances was 402 and 9% of checks returned optimistic that week.
The state has been testing extra individuals within the final month, however reported 5,677 new Utahns examined on Sunday. On Saturday, Utah examined a record-high 11,846 individuals. A month beforehand, the state averaged simply over four,400 individuals per day.
At the moment, 254 Utahns are reported hospitalized for COVID-19 and 99 of them are in intensive care. That marks a brand new excessive quantity for Utahns hospitalized for COVID-19 on a single day.
About 63,307 Utahns are estimated to have recovered from the illness for the reason that pandemic started, that means 22,020 of the state’s instances are thought-about lively.
Utah authorities and well being officers will replace the general public on the state’s coronavirus battle throughout their common information convention this week, which generally happens on Wednesdays or Thursdays.
Take a look at outcomes now embody knowledge from PCR checks and antigen checks. Optimistic COVID-19 check outcomes are reported to the well being division instantly after they’re confirmed, however unfavourable check outcomes might not be reported for 24 to 72 hours.
The entire variety of instances reported by the Utah Division of Well being every day contains all instances of COVID-19 since Utah’s outbreak started, together with those that are at present contaminated, those that have recovered from the illness, and people who have died.
Recovered instances are outlined as anybody who was identified with COVID-19 three or extra weeks in the past and has not died.
Deaths reported by the state sometimes occurred two to seven days previous to when they’re reported, in keeping with the well being division. Some deaths could also be from even additional again, particularly if the particular person is from Utah however has died in one other state.
The well being division experiences each confirmed and possible COVID-19 case deaths per the case definition outlined by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. The dying counts are topic to vary as case investigations are accomplished.
Information included on this story primarily displays the state of Utah as an entire. For extra localized knowledge, go to your native well being district’s web site.
Data is from the Utah Division of Well being and coronavirus.utah.gov/case-counts. For extra info on how the Utah Division of Well being compiles and experiences COVID-19 knowledge, go to coronavirus.utah.gov/case-counts and scroll right down to the “Information Notes” part on the backside of the web page.