SALT LAKE CITY – In its daily release of new coronavirus figures, the Utah Department of Health on Sunday reported another 1977 confirmed test cases and six deaths in the state.
It says another 13,641 people have been tested for the virus compared to Saturday’s number, and that 556 jutes are currently hospitalized for COVID-19. Nearly 200 of these patients, 197, are in intensive care. The beds for the intensive care unit of the state are full by over 91%.
In total, this leads Utah to 177,176 confirmed cases, 793 deaths, 7,532 hospitalizations and 1,906,908 tests performed on 1,344,945 different people since the beginning of the pandemic.
An email from the health department said the six dead jutes were:
- A Davis County man between the ages of 65 and 84 who was hospitalized when he died
- A Davis County woman over the age of 85 who was a resident of a long-term care facility
- A Salt Lake County man over the age of 85 who was hospitalized
- A Salt Lake County man between the ages of 65 and 84 who was hospitalized
- A Washington County man between the ages of 45 and 64 who has been hospitalized
- A Weber County woman between the ages of 65 and 84 who was hospitalized
The state averaged 3,31
Seventy-eight Utahs have reportedly died from COVID-19 in the past week.
As Utah prepares to celebrate Thanksgiving, the state has issued guidelines and recommendations for safer gatherings. “The more people from different households interact at a gathering, the closer the physical interaction is and the longer the interaction lasts, the greater the risk that a person who has
COVID-19 can spread it to other people, whether he or she has symptoms or not. “The guidelines say.” The safest option is to limit your celebrations to the people you live with and include others virtually. “
For those who gather with people outside the home, the state recommends keeping gatherings as small as possible, inviting only people around, and avoiding multiple gatherings with people from different households. “The host should keep a list of names and contact information for everyone present at the gathering,” the recommendations said, “in case contact tracking is needed later.”
- Saturday: Saturday’s report shows 3,395 new coronavirus cases in Utah, 14 deaths
- Friday: Record high 4,588 COVID-19 cases, 17 deaths reported in Utah on Friday
- Thursday: Governor Herbert makes Thanksgiving recommendations, while Utah sees 3,968 COVID-19 cases, records 18 deaths
- Wednesday: Another 3,071 cases of COVID-19, 9 deaths were reported Wednesday in Utah
- Tuesday: Another 3,178 cases of COVID-19, 9 deaths were reported Tuesday in Utah
- Monday: Another 1,971 cases of COVID-19, 5 deaths were reported Monday in Utah
Test results now include data from PCR tests and antigen tests. 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 to 72 hours.
The total number of cases reported by the Utah Department of Health each day includes all cases of COVID-19 since the onset of the Utah outbreak, including those 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 did not die.
State-reported deaths typically occurred two to seven days before they were reported, according to the health department. Some deaths may be even further back, especially if the person is from Utah but died in another state.
The health department reported both confirmed and probable deaths from COVID-19 in accordance with the definition of the case outlined by the Council of State and territorial epidemiologists. The number of deaths is subject to change as the investigation of the case is completed.
For deaths that are reported as COVID-19 deaths, the person would not have died without COVID-19, according to the health department.
The data included in this story mainly reflects the state of Utah as a whole. For more localized data, visit the local health district website.
Information is from the Utah Department of Health and coronavirus.utah.gov/case-counts. For more information about 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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