514 more COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths reported Monday in Utah – KSL.com

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s variety of COVID-19 instances elevated by 514 on Monday, with two extra deaths reported, in response to the Utah Department of Health.

There are actually an estimated 30,559 lively instances of the illness in Utah. The rolling seven-day common variety of optimistic instances per day is now at 1,133, in response to the well being division. The optimistic take a look at fee per day for that point interval is now 15.4%.

There are 308 COVID-19 sufferers at present hospitalized in Utah, together with 112 in intensive care, state knowledge reveals. About 73% of Utah’s intensive care unit hospital beds are actually crammed, together with about 79% of ICU beds within the state’s 16 referral hospitals, state knowledge reveals. About 50% of Utah’s non-ICU hospital beds are occupied Monday.

A complete of 417,024 vaccines have been administered within the state, up from 413,937 Sunday. Of these, 103,806 are second doses of the vaccine, in response to state knowledge.

The brand new numbers point out a 0.1% improve in optimistic instances since Sunday. Of the two,079,688 individuals examined for COVID-19 in Utah to date, 17.1% have examined optimistic for the illness. The state has carried out 3,480,503 whole exams because the starting of the pandemic, up 7,216 since Sunday. Of these, 3,653 had been exams of people that had not beforehand been examined for COVID-19, in response to the well being division.

The well being division has been utilizing a calculation generally known as the “individuals over individuals” technique for calculating the seven-day common optimistic take a look at fee for COVID-19. This technique is calculated by dividing the quantity of people that have examined optimistic for the illness by the full variety of individuals examined and is reported at 15.4% for Monday.

Nevertheless, because the “individuals over individuals” technique is barely counting distinctive individuals who have examined optimistic for the illness and the distinctive variety of exams, it would not account for individuals who have had repeat optimistic or detrimental exams previously 90 days, in response to the well being division.

Monday, the well being division launched a brand new technique for calculating this statistic, generally known as the “take a look at over take a look at” technique. This technique is calculated by dividing the full variety of optimistic exams by the full variety of exams administered, and is reported at 7.3% Monday.

For the reason that “take a look at over take a look at” technique contains duplicate exams, it biases the seven-day positivity common decrease, in response to the well being division. Nevertheless, it additionally higher displays Utah’s elevated COVID-19 testing capability because it accounts for duplicate optimistic and detrimental exams. The “individuals over individuals” technique skews the positivity fee increased, since duplicate detrimental exams aren’t counted.

The true common is someplace in the midst of the typical reported by each strategies, well being division state epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn mentioned. Whereas the numbers are completely different, the tendencies for each strategies are pretty related, she added. The well being division will proceed to report each strategies for calculating the typical.

At the very least 37 different states are utilizing the “take a look at over take a look at” technique, so utilizing it for Utah’s instances will permit for a greater comparability of Utah’s pandemic to that of different states, the well being division mentioned.

The World Well being Group and Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention has estimated {that a} positivity fee of 3-5% is required to point {that a} state or different jurisdiction has the pandemic beneath management, and that benchmark relies on the take a look at over take a look at technique, in response to Dunn.

One of many deaths reported Monday was a Washington County man who was between the ages of 65 and 84 and was hospitalized when he died. The opposite demise was a Utah County lady who was between the ages of 45 and 64 and was hospitalized when she died.

Monday’s totals give Utah 355,122 whole confirmed instances, with 13,889 whole hospitalizations and 1,738 whole deaths from the illness. An estimated 322,825 Utah COVID-19 instances are actually thought of to be recovered, the well being division reported.

There’s not a COVID-19 information convention scheduled for Monday. Utah officers sometimes present updates at information conferences as soon as per week on Wednesdays or Thursdays.


Check outcomes now embody 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 will not be reported for 24 to 72 hours.

The overall variety of instances reported by the Utah Division of Well being every day contains all instances of COVID-19 since Utah’s outbreak started, together with those that are at present contaminated, those that have recovered from the illness, and those that have died.

Recovered instances are outlined as anybody who was recognized with COVID-19 three or extra weeks in the past and has not died.

Referral hospitals are the 16 Utah hospitals with the potential to supply the perfect COVID-19 well being care.

Deaths reported by the state sometimes occurred two to seven days previous to when they’re reported, in response to the well being division. Some deaths could also be from even additional again, particularly if the individual is from Utah however has died in one other state.

The well being division studies each confirmed and possible COVID-19 case deaths per the case definition outlined by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. The demise counts are topic to alter as case investigations are accomplished.

For deaths which might be reported as COVID-19 deaths, the individual wouldn’t have died if they didn’t have COVID-19, in response to the well being division.

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.

Extra details about Utah’s well being steering ranges is accessible at coronavirus.utah.gov/utah-health-guidance-levels.

Data is from the Utah Division of Well being and coronavirus.utah.gov/case-counts. For extra data on how the Utah Division of Well being compiles and studies COVID-19 knowledge, go to coronavirus.utah.gov/case-counts and scroll right down to the “Information Notes” part on the backside of the web page.

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