SALT LAKE CITY – The number of COVID-19 cases in Utah increased by 1,897 on Monday, with three more deaths reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.
The Department of Health now estimates there are 60,539 active cases of the disease in Utah. The sliding average number of positive cases per day over seven days is now 2,312, according to the health department. The positive test rate per day during this period is now 21.5%. There are 560 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in Utah, according to state data.
The new figures indicate a 1% increase in positive cases since Sunday. Of the 1,423,079 people tested for COVID-19 in Utah so far, 13.8% have tested positive for the disease. The state reported an increase of 4,852 tests performed on Monday.
Of the 560 people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Utah, 205 are currently in intensive care unit beds, state data shows. About 83% of all intensive care unit beds are occupied Monday, including about 90% in referral hospitals in Utah, which are the 16 facilities in the state capable of providing the best care for COVID -19, according to the health department.
About 47% of non-ICU hospital beds are currently occupied, according to state data.
The three deaths reported on Monday were:
- A man from Uintah County who was between 45 and 64 years old and was hospitalized when he died
- Utah County Woman, 65-84, Hospitalized After Death
- Washington County woman who was over 85 and was hospitalized after her death
Monday’s totals give Utah 195,706 total confirmed cases, with 8,135 total hospitalizations and 871 total deaths from the disease. A total of 134,296 cases of COVID-19 in Utah are now considered recovered.
There is no press conference on COVID-19 scheduled for Monday. Utah Governor Gary Herbert is expected to hold media availability Thursday at 11:30 a.m., according to his office.
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 for 24 to 72 hours.
The total number of cases reported each day by the Utah Department of Health includes all COVID-19 cases since the start of the Utah epidemic, including those currently infected, those who have passed away. recovered from illness and those who died.
Cured cases are defined as anyone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 three weeks or more ago and has not died.
The deaths reported by the state have generally occurred two to seven days before they are reported, according to the health department. Some deaths can be even more distant, especially if the person is from Utah but died in another state.
The health department reports deaths from confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 according to the case definition defined by the State Council and territorial epidemiologists. The number of deaths is subject to change as case investigations are completed.
For deaths reported as COVID-19 deaths, the person would not have died if they did not have COVID-19, according to the health department.
The data included in this story primarily reflects the state of Utah as a whole. For more localized data, visit your local health district website.
More information on Utah’s health counseling levels is available at 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, visit coronavirus.utah.gov/case-counts and scroll to the “Data Notes” section ” at the bottom of the page.
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