The health department now estimates there are 57,147 active COVID-19 cases in Utah. The rolling seven-day average number of positive cases per day is now at 2,423, according to the health department. The positive test rate per day for that time period is now 23.2%.
The new numbers indicate a 0.7% increase in positive cases since Sunday. Of the 1,648,918 people tested for COVID-19 in Utah so far, 15.3% have tested positive for the disease. The state reported an increase of 6,359 new people tested as of Monday. There were 8,820 more tests conducted as of Monday, according to health department data.
There have now been 6,519 vaccines administered in Utah, mostly in the state’s more populous health districts. A total of 25,000 vaccines have now been shipped to Utah, though health officials say there is a reporting lag of up to seven days from when vaccines are shipped, administered to a person, and reported to the health department.
There are 551 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in Utah, state data shows. Of those, 195 are occupying intensive care unit beds. About 87% of all Utah ICU beds are occupied Monday, including about 91% of ICU beds at the state’s 16 referral hospitals. About 51% of non-ICU hospital beds are occupied, state data shows.
The six deaths reported Monday were:
- A Weber County man who was between the ages of 65 and 84 and was a resident of a long-term care facility
- A Salt Lake County man who was between the ages of 65 and 84 and was hospitalized when he died
- A Salt Lake County woman who was over the age of 85 and was hospitalized when she died
- A Salt Lake County man who was between the ages of 25 and 44 and was hospitalized when he died
- A Washington County man who was between the ages of 65 and 84 and was hospitalized when he died
- A Washington County man who was between the ages of 45 and 64 and was hospitalized when he died
Monday’s totals give Utah 252,783 total confirmed cases, with 10,102 total hospitalizations and 1,161 total deaths from the disease. An estimated 194,475 Utah COVID-19 cases are now considered recovered, state data shows.
There is not a COVID-19 news conference scheduled for Monday. Utah officials typically provide updates at news conferences once a week on Wednesdays or Thursdays.
Test results now include data from PCR tests and antigen tests. Positive COVID-19 test results are reported to the health department immediately after they are confirmed, but negative test results may not be reported for 24 to 72 hours.
The total number of cases reported by the Utah Department of Health each day includes all cases of COVID-19 since Utah’s outbreak began, including those who are currently infected, those who have recovered from the disease, and those who have died.
Recovered cases are defined as anyone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 three or more weeks ago and has not died.
Referral hospitals are the 16 Utah hospitals with the capability to provide the best COVID-19 health care.
Deaths reported by the state typically occurred two to seven days prior to when they are reported, according to the health department. Some deaths may be from even further back, especially if the person is from Utah but has died in another state.
The health department reports both confirmed and probable COVID-19 case deaths per the case definition outlined by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. The death counts are subject to change as case investigations are completed.
For deaths that are reported as COVID-19 deaths, the person would not have died if they did not have COVID-19, according to the health department.
Data included in this story primarily reflects the state of Utah as a whole. For more localized data, visit your local health district’s website.
More information about Utah’s health guidance levels is available at coronavirus.utah.gov/utah-health-guidance-levels.
Information is 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 down to the “Data Notes” section at the bottom of the page.
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