514 Utahns Test Positive For COVID, 2 More Residents Have Died
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Health officials reported 514 more Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19, and two additional residents have died.
There are currently 308 people hospitalized with the virus.
The Utah Department of Health has reported a total of 2,079,688 people have been tested so far, which is an increase of 3,653 since yesterday.
Of those, a total of 355,122 have tested positive for COVID-19. That’s an increase of 514 cases since Sunday’s report.
The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 1,133 per day. The rolling 7-day average for positive laboratory tests is 15.4%, which health officials refer to as the “people over people method.”
“This method does not account for people who have had repeat positive or negative tests in the past 90 days,” according to UDOH. “This is the method we’ve been using to report percent positive since the beginning of the pandemic. It biases the percent positivity higher in the current testing environment.”
Beginning Monday, UDOH will also be reporting the rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests.”
The “test over test” method “provides a better comparison between what is happening across the country,” according to the health department. “This method accounts for people who have repeat positive or negative test results and more accurately reflects our increase in testing. It biases the percent positivity lower in the current testing environment.”
The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 7.3%.
There are currently 308 people hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 112 of those people are in intensive care units. Another 45 people are hospitalized with suspected cases of COVID-19.
Utah’s ICUs are 73% full. The ICU beds in the state’s referral centers are 78.7% full.
Referral Centers are the 16 hospitals in Utah with the capability to provide the best care for patients with COVID-19. Because most patients are transferred to these facilities, their utilization is the best reflection of the true hospital capacity in Utah when looking at ICU beds.
Two more Utahns have died as a direct result of COVID-19, which brings the state’s pandemic death toll to 1,738.
The following individuals’ deaths were reported Monday:
- Male, between 65-84, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
- Female, between 45-64, utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
The state has now administered 417,024 doses of the vaccine. A total of 313,218 Utahns have received the first dose, and 103,806 have been fully immunized with both doses.
There have been 493,635 vaccines delivered to Utah.
For more information, visit coronavirus.utah.gov.
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