August 2 data: 15 new COVID-19 deaths, 2,244 new cases since Friday

Utah has reported 15 more people killed by COVID-19 since Friday, including several in younger age groups, as well as 2,244 new cases.

Ten of these newly counted deaths were men, three of them in the 25 to 44 age group who have seen few coronavirus deaths. Those who lost their lives to the virus came from Salt Lake (5), Tooele, Uintah, Utah (2), Washington (3) and Weber (2) counties. One person was listed as an “unknown” resident of the county.

The Utah Department of Health does not identify those killed by the virus, but does provide data on each person. More details on the 15 reported Mondays can be found later in the story. Most of the newly killed were hospitalized after their death.

UDOH doesn’t report daily numbers on weekends, but over the past three days combined, the state now has 2,244 new COVID-19 cases. Since reporting began in March 2020, the weekend and Monday have traditionally been lower than on other days.

A breakdown of the three days is provided:

  • 07/30 – 958 cases
  • 07/31 – 790 cases
  • 8/1 – 499 cases

The state now counts 2,466 people killed by the virus, with 367 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Hospital admissions and deaths are void by weeks or months after the test-confirmed cases.

Vaccines are widespread in Utah, and state health officials report that 98% or more of those infected with the virus were not vaccinated. A list of all test sites in the state in English and Spanish is available here.

According to the data aggregation website Worldometers.info/coronavirus/, the virus has nearly 200 million confirmed cases with 4.2 million deaths. The world’s deaths are roughly 2% of the cases that have had an outcome.

In the United States, roughly the same 2% of closed cases resulted in 629,397 deaths, recovering 29.6 million people. The US leads the world in cases and deaths, despite only having 4% of the world’s population.

THE UTAH HEALTH DEPARTMENT came forward the following Monday

We will report 434,711 positive cases today. That’s an increase of 2,244 new cases since Friday. Below is a breakdown by day:

  • 07/30 – 958 cases
  • 07/31 – 790 cases
  • 8/1 – 499 cases

* 3 cases removed from previous days through thorough data QA.

Vaccinations:

  • We will report 3,035,117 total vaccines administered, 18,134 more than on Friday.

Laboratory tests:

  • We will report 2,932,497 people tested. That’s an increase of 14,769 people tested since Friday.
  • We will report a total of 5,336,176 tests. That’s an increase of 23,459 tests since Friday.

Tendencies:

  • The 7-day rolling average for positive tests is 861 per day.
  • The 7-day rolling average for the percent positivity of “people over people” is 14.7%. The 7-day rolling average for percent positivity for “tests over tests” is 10.4%.

Hospital stays:

  • There are currently 367 people in the hospital with COVID-19. The total number of hospital admissions since the outbreak began is 18,689.

Deaths:

We will report a total of 2,466 deaths, that’s 15 new deaths reported today.

  1. Male, 65 to 84 years old, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  2. Female, older than 85, resident of Salt Lake County, not hospitalized at death
  3. Female, aged 45 to 64, resident of Utah County, hospitalized at death
  4. Male, 85+, Weber County resident, long-term care facility resident
  5. Male, between 25 and 44, residents of Washington County, hospitalized at the time of death
  6. Male, between 25 and 44, unknown county resident, hospitalized at the time of death
  7. Male, between 65 and 84, residents of Salt Lake County, hospitalized at the time of death
  8. Female, aged 65 to 84, resident of Salt Lake County, hospitalized at death
  9. Male, older than 85, resident of Uintah County, not hospitalized at time of death
  10. Male, between 45 and 64, residents of Washington County, hospitalized at death
  11. Male, between 25 and 44, residents of Salt Lake County, hospitalized at the time of death
  12. Male, between 65 and 84, residents of Tooele County, hospitalized at the time of death
  13. Female, aged 45 to 64, resident of Salt Lake County, hospitalized at death
  14. Female, between 45 and 64, resident of Washington County, hospitalized at death
  15. Male, older than 85, Weber County resident, hospitalized at death

COVID-19 resources:

Click here for more information from the Utah coronavirus website, including information on vaccinations.

For more information on where to get vaccinated in Utah, click here.

To learn more from CDC’s COVID-19 website, click here.

For COVID-19 data collected worldwide, click here.

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