Utah reports 1,140 COVID-19 cases, with nine more deaths

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Department of Health announced Tuesday that nine more Utahners have died from COVID-19 and 1,140 residents have tested positive for the virus.

Of these cases, 246 (21.58%) were school-age children – 97 cases in children aged 5 to 10 years, 50 cases in children aged 11 to 13 years, and 99 cases in children aged 14 to 18 years .

There are currently 438 Utahners hospitalized for the virus and the intensive care units in the 16 hospitals of the Utah Reference Center were 84.3% full – just below the state’s “functionally full” threshold of 85%.

The 7-day rolling average for positive tests was 1,108 – up from 1,084 on Monday and 903 on last Monday.

An additional 5,747 vaccine doses have been administered since Monday, bringing the state’s total to 3,201,624.

According to UDOH, over 1.55 million Utahners are now fully vaccinated and over 1.78 million have received at least one dose of a vaccine.

On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration fully approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.

US regulators give full approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

“The vaccine has been shown to be safe and highly effective since it was first used in an emergency last December. Full FDA approval is the final step in a rigorous regulatory process to confirm the vaccine’s safety and effectiveness, ”said UDOH officials. “The FDA’s announcement should put confidence in anyone who may have been reluctant to receive the vaccine while it was being used in an emergency. We strongly encourage you to get vaccinated and help end the pandemic. We also strongly recommend healthcare providers who have not yet offered COVID-19 vaccines in their practice to take the necessary steps to register as vaccine providers as soon as possible. “

Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated Risk Rates

UDOH has added data to its public data dashboard on the risk ratios between vaccinated and unvaccinated people who tested positive, were hospitalized and died of COVID-19.

You can find this data by clicking the Risk Factors tab under Coronavirus.utah.gov.

In the past 28 days, unvaccinated people had a 5.0 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, a 6.6 times greater risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19, and a 5.9- times higher risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

As of February 1, unvaccinated people have a 7.3 times higher risk of dying from COVID-19, a 5.7 times higher risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19, and a 5.1- times higher risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

Of the 1,510,898 Utahners who are 14 days after their full vaccination date, 8,747 (0.57893%) tested positive for COVID-19, 499 were hospitalized (0.03303%), and 42 have died (0.00278 %).

Utah has reported 455,513 positive COVID-19 cases, 19,829 hospitalizations and 2,593 deaths since the pandemic began.

(UDOH)

“The UDOH determines vaccine status for cases using two methods – by linking all known cases to vaccination records reported to the Utah Statewide Immunization Information System (USIIIS) and by self-reporting by asking all cases if they have been fully vaccinated “, Called UDOH officials. “Through this voluntary disclosure, breakthrough cases can be overrepresented in the data.”

Testing

UDOH reports that 3,076,176 people were tested – 7,415 more than on Monday. Of those, 455,513 Utahners have tested positive for COVID-19 – an increase of 1,140 new cases.

The 7-day rolling average for positive tests was 1,108 – up from 1,084 on Monday and 903 on last Monday.

(UDOH)

On June 1, the 7-day rolling average in Utah was 200 cases.

The 7-day rolling average for percent positivity for “people over people” increased to 14.8%, while the 7-day rolling average for percent positivity for “tests over tests” remained at 10.5%.

Vaccinations

The state has given a total of 3,201,624 vaccine doses, an increase of 5,747 from Monday’s figures.

As of Tuesday, over 1.78 million Utahners had received at least one dose of a vaccine and over 1.55 million Utahners were fully vaccinated.

Over 3.67 million vaccines have been shipped to Utah.

Hospital stays

Currently, 438 people are being hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19 – Utah’s highest total since late January – and 177 of those people have been in intensive care units.

Utah’s ICUs were 81.4% full and the ICU beds in Utah’s referral centers were 84.3% full as of Tuesday – just below the state’s occupancy threshold or the 85% “functionally full” mark.

(UDOH)

“With an overall intensive care utilization rate of about 69%, the intensive care units in Utah’s major hospitals that are able to provide the best care for COVID-19 patients are reaching their manpower,” UDOH officials said. “72 percent of usage in all hospitals and 77 percent in hospitals with referral centers place a heavy burden on the health system. When the capacity of 85% is reached, Utah will functionally no longer have any occupied intensive care beds, which indicates an overburdened hospital system. “

Deaths

As of Tuesday, the virus had killed 2,593 residents in the state. The following deaths, two of which occurred prior to August 1, according to UDOH, were reported on Tuesday:

  • Male, between 65 and 84, Utah County residents, hospitalized at death
  • Female, between 25 and 44, resident of Washington County, hospitalized at death
  • Male, between 65 and 84, Davis County residents, hospitalized at death
  • Male, between 45 and 64, residents of Salt Lake County, hospitalized at the time of death
  • Male, between 65 and 84, Davis County residents, not hospitalized at death
  • Female, aged 45 to 64, resident of Salt Lake County, hospitalized at death
  • Male, aged 45 to 64, residents of Salt Lake County, not hospitalized at the time of death
  • Male, older than 85, resident of Uintah County, hospitalized at death
  • Female, 65 to 84 years old, resident of Utah County, hospitalized at death

Nationwide numbers

Coronavirus resources

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How do I stop it?

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

  • Avoid close contact with people who may be ill
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the toilet, before eating, 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 that unvaccinated Americans continue to wear fabric face covers in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to follow, such as grocery stores and pharmacies.

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