SALT LAKE CITY — In its each day replace on the coronavirus in Utah, the Division of Well being is reporting 920 new constructive exams and no new deaths.
That brings Utah to 63,772 whole confirmed COVID-19 instances and retains it at 440 deaths because the pandemic started.
Utah’s case numbers have grown at a fast tempo within the final week. The state had by no means seen a day of 1,000-plus new instances earlier than topping that determine on each Friday and Saturday. Utah’s seven-day common of recent instances is now 835, and the constructive take a look at proportion throughout that point is 13.1%.
The state’s purpose is to maintain each day instances underneath a median of 400; it had been assembly that threshold till the latest spike started after Labor Day, probably fueled by vacation recreation in addition to by the return of many Utah college students to bodily lecture rooms. Officials have pointed to Utah County students and young adults in particular as potential drivers of the spike.
Of the brand new instances reported Sunday, 416 had been from Utah County and 336 had been from Salt Lake County. General, the 2 counties collectively have accounted for slightly below 69% of the state’s COVID-19 instances.
At the moment, the well being division says 141 Utahns are hospitalized for COVID-19. Seventy-one p.c of the state’s intensive care beds are at the moment occupied, as are 52% of the state’s beds general.
Of the full instances reported within the state to this point, 51,410 are thought of recovered.
State leaders and well being officers will once more transient the general public on the coronavirus scenario throughout a information convention this week; the convention usually happens on Wednesdays or Thursdays.
Take a look at outcomes now embrace knowledge from PCR exams and antigen exams. Constructive COVID-19 take a look at outcomes are reported to the well being division instantly after they’re confirmed, however detrimental take a look at outcomes is probably not reported for twenty-four to 72 hours.
The whole variety of instances reported by the Utah Division of Well being every day consists of all instances of COVID-19 since Utah’s outbreak started, together with those that are at the moment 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, based on 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 reviews each confirmed and possible COVID-19 case deaths per the case definition outlined by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. The loss of life 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.
Info 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 reviews COVID-19 knowledge, go to coronavirus.utah.gov/case-counts and scroll all the way down to the “Information Notes” part on the backside of the web page.