SOLO LAKE CITY – On Monday, the number of COVID-19 cases in Utah rose to 1897, with three more deaths reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.
The Utah Department of Health currently has 60,539 active cases. According to the Department of Health, the average daily number of positive cases per day today is 2312. The positive test score per day for this time period is now 21.5%. Currently, 560 patients with COVID-19 are hospitalized in Utah, according to state data.
The new figures show a 1% increase in positive cases from Sunday. Of the 1,423,079 people who have so far been tested for COVID-19 in Utah, 13.8% have tested positive for the disease.
The state reported an increase in 4,852 tests conducted as of Monday. According to the health department, the lower total number of trials is most likely due to the closure of the test centers on the weekend weekend on Thanksgiving.
Of the 560 people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Utah, 205 are now in intensive care beds, according to state data. As of Monday, about 83 percent of all intensive care beds, including about 90 percent in Utah hospitals, are 16 state facilities that can provide the best care for COVID-19, according to the Department of Health.
Currently, about 47% of non-intensive care hospital beds are occupied, according to government data.
Three deaths reported Monday:
- A Wint County man between the ages of 45 and 64 who was hospitalized when he died
- A woman from Utah County, aged 65 to 84, died at the hospital
- A Washington County woman over the age of 85 died at the hospital
Monday in Utah yielded 195,706 confirmed cases, with a total of 8,135 hospitalizations and 871 deaths from the disease. A total of 134,296 COVID-19 cases in Utah are considered recovered.
COVID-19 press conferences are not scheduled for Monday. According to his office, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert plans to provide access to the media on Thursday at 11:30.
Test results now include PCR and antigen test data. Positive test results for COVID-19 are reported to the health department immediately after confirmation, but negative test results may not be reported for 24-72 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 cured of the disease, and those who died. .
Excluded cases are defined as those who were diagnosed with COVID-19 three or more weeks ago and did not die.
According to the state, the deaths usually occurred two to seven days before they were reported, according to the Department of Health. Some deaths may be even greater, especially if the person is from Utah but died in another state.
The Department of Health reports confirmed and probable deaths from COVID-19 as defined by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. The mortality calculation may change as the investigation is completed.
As for the deaths reported as deaths from COVID-19, the person would not have died if they did not have COVID-19, according to the Department of Health.
The data included in this story primarily reflects the state of Utah as a whole. For more localized data, visit the local medical district website.
More information about health in Utah is available at coronavirus.utah.gov/utah-health-guidance-levels.
Information came from the Utah Department of Health and coronavirus.utah.gov/case-counts. For more information about how the Utah Department of Health collects and transmits 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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