Utah reports 1,326 COVID cases, 25 additional deaths

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Department of Health announced Tuesday that 25 more Utahners have died from COVID-19 and 1,326 residents have tested positive for the virus.

Of these cases, 294 (22.17%) were school-age children – 121 cases in children aged 5 to 10 years, 74 cases in children aged 11 to 13 years, and 99 cases in children aged 14 to 18 years.

There are currently 580 people in Utah hospitalized for the virus, and the intensive care units are in the 16 Utah hospitals that treat the majority of COVID-19 patients 92.1% full – well above the state’s “functionally full” threshold of 85%.

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The 7-day rolling average for positive tests was 1,464 – up slightly from 1,456 on Monday, but down from 1,545 last Monday.

An additional 9,764 vaccine doses have been administered since Monday, bringing the state’s total to 3,399,468.

According to UDOH, over 1.65 million Utahners are now fully vaccinated and over 1.87 million have received at least one dose of a vaccine.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has also fully approved Pfizer’s 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 ratios

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 5.9 times higher risk of dying from COVID-19, 7.2 times higher risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19, and a 6.6- times higher risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

As of February 1, unvaccinated people have a 4.7 times higher risk of dying from COVID-19, 5.1 times higher risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19, and a 4.4 times higher risk times higher risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

Of the 1,607,105 Utahners 14 days after their full vaccination date, 15,179 (0.94449%) tested positive for COVID-19, 803 were hospitalized (0.04997%), and 92 died (0.00572 %).

Utah has reported 495,704 positive COVID-19 cases, 21,551 hospitalizations and 2,829 deaths since the pandemic began.

(UDOH)

“The UDOH determines vaccine status for cases using two methods – by linking all known cases to vaccination records that have been 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 3,371,184 people were tested – 7,925 more than on Monday. Of those, 495,704 Utahners tested positive for COVID-19 – an increase of 1,326 new cases.

The 7-day rolling average for positive tests was 1,464 – up slightly from 1,456 on Monday, but down from 1,545 last Monday.

(UDOH)

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

The 7-day rolling average for the percent positivity of “people over people” stayed with 13.8%, while the rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” decreased slightly to 10%.

Vaccinations

The state has given a total of 3,399,468 vaccine doses, an increase of 9,764 from Monday’s numbers.

As of Tuesday, over 1.87 million Utahners had received at least one dose of a vaccine and over 1.65 million Utahners were fully vaccinated.

Over 3.99 million vaccines have been shipped to Utah.

Hospital stays

There are currently 580 people being hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19 – Utah’s highest total since mid-January – and 230 of those people are in intensive care units.

Utah’s ICUs were 90.8% full and the ICU beds in Utah’s referral centers were 92.1% full as of Tuesday – well above 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 run out of occupied intensive care beds, which indicates an overburdened hospital system. “

Deaths

As of Tuesday, the virus had killed 2,829 residents in the state. UDOH said two of the following deaths occurred before September 1:

  • Female, older than 85 years, resident of Salt Lake County, resident in long-term care facility
  • Female, between 45 and 64, Davis County resident, hospitalized at death
  • Male, between 25 and 44, residents of Tooele County, hospitalized at the time of death
  • Female, older than 85 years, resident of Utah County, resident of long-term care facility
  • Female, between 65 and 84 years old, resident in the Weber district, resident in a long-term care facility
  • Male, between 25 and 44, residents of Uintah County, hospitalized at the time of death
  • Male, between 45 and 64, residents of Washington County, hospitalized at death
  • Female, between 45 and 64, resident of Washington County, hospitalized at death
  • Male, between 45 and 64, residents of Davis County, hospitalized at death
  • Female, between 65 and 84, resident of Weber County, hospitalized at death
  • Male, older than 85, resident of Duchesne County, not hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65 and 84, Davis County residents, hospitalized at death
  • Female, 65 to 84 years old, a Salt Lake County resident, resident in a long-term care facility
  • Male, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Male, between 65 and 84, residents of Salt Lake County, hospitalized at the time of death
  • Male, older than 85, Tooele County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 45 and 64, residents of Summit County, hospitalized at death
  • Male, between 45 and 64, residents of Washington County, hospitalized at death
  • Male, between 65 and 84, residents of Salt Lake County, hospitalized at the time of death
  • Male, between 65 and 84, residents of Salt Lake County, hospitalized at the time of death
  • Male, 35-44 years old, Uintah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Male, older than 85, Utah County resident, hospitalized at death
  • Male, between 65 and 84, residents of Sanpete County, hospitalized at the time of death
  • Male, between 65 and 84, residents of Box Elder County, hospitalized at the time of 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:

  • To be vaccinated
  • 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 (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies).

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