CORONAVIRUS UTAH

Less Than 350 New Coronavirus Cases Reported; No New Deaths

Apr 11, 2021, 11:10 AM | Updated: 11:30 am
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Health officials reported 344 new cases of coronavirus in Utah, with over 19,000 additional vaccines administered. No new deaths have been reported.

The number of people hospitalized for the virus was 43, though officials said there was a problem with their reporting system and that number could be revised later in the day.

The total number of Utahns lost to COVID-19 remained at 2,159 – 27 more in the last week.

Testing

Health officials reported a total of 2,447,347 Utah residents have been tested for the novel coronavirus – an increase 4,379 since Saturday.

Officials reported 390,104 residents have tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began – an increase of 344 cases in the last day. Of those tested since Saturday, 7.7 percent were positive. There has been an increase of 2,763 cases in the last week.

The rolling seven-day average for positive tests was 396 per day – down four since last Saturday. The rolling seven-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests was 7.2 percent.

Including people who have been tested more than once, nearly 4.4 million tests have been administered in the state.

Vaccinations

At least one dose of the vaccine has been administered to 1,099,828 people in Utah, which has been opened up to anyone over the age of 16.

The state has administered 1,703,065 first and second vaccinations. Of those vaccinated, 679,331 people have been fully immunized with both doses.

According to numbers reported by the health department, 19,328 vaccines have been administered since numbers reported Saturday, and more than 207,000 in the last week.

Over 1.9 million vaccines have been delivered to the state.

Hospitalizations

The health department reported 43 people were being treated for COVID-19 in Utah hospitals. They said those numbers were likely underreported due to a problem with one of the health care system that tracks hospitalizations.

Officials said corrected numbers for Sunday could be released later in the day. For reference, Saturday there were 143 people reported as hospitalized.

Total hospitalizations since the pandemic began was 15,760 people.

National/Worldwide Numbers

There have been over 31.1 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States. More than 561,000 Americans have died of the disease, according to numbers compiled by the Coronavirus Resource Center at John Hopkins University.

Over 66,500 new cases have been reported in the last day in the U.S.

Across the globe there have been over 135.5 million cases and 2,930,127 deaths.

With just 4 percent of the worldwide population, the United States has accounted for 23 percent of the global cases and 19.2 percent of the deaths since the pandemic began. Both of those numbers

With one percent of the US population, Utah has accounted for about 0.38 percent of the country’s deaths, meaning the state has fared better than the national average for mortality rates.

The first US case was confirmed on January 21, 2020. The number of new cases in the nation has skyrocketed in November, with a spike significantly higher than any other country.

During the 2019-2020 flu season, an estimates 38 million people caught the influenza virus, requiring 18 million doctor visits and causing 22,000 deaths, according for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Around 35,900 deaths have been attributed to the flu annually, going back to the 2010-2011 flu season. Only twice during that time has the number of deaths exceeded 50,000 – once in 2014-2015, when there were 51,000 deaths, and again in 2017-2018, when there were an estimates 61,000 deaths.


Coronavirus Resources

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Click here to sign up for a vaccine and here to see how Utah’s vaccine rollout is progressing.

The latest COVID-19 stories from KSL can be found here.

How do I prevent it?

The CDC has some simple recommendations, most of which are the same for preventing other respiratory illnesses or the flu:

  • Avoid close contact with people who may be sick
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. Always wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies.)

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Less Than 350 New Coronavirus Cases Reported; No New Deaths