Utah reports 3,176 COVID cases, 23 additional deaths over the weekend – KSLTV.com

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Department of Health announced Monday that 23 more Utahners have died of COVID-19 and 3,176 residents tested positive for the virus over the weekend.

UDOH divided this number of cases into the following:

  • Sep 24: 1,359 cases
  • 25.9 .: 1,030 cases
  • 09/26: 796 cases
  • Nine cases were removed through data quality analysis

Of these cases, 640 (20.15%) were school-age children – 304 cases in children aged 5 to 10 years, 149 cases in children aged 11 to 13 years, and 187 cases in children aged 14 to 18 years.

There are currently 586 Utah people being hospitalized for the virus, and the intensive care units are in the 16 hospitals of the Reference Center in Utah, where the majority of COVID-19 patients are treated 92.8% full – well above the state’s “functionally full” threshold of 85%.

The 7-day rolling average for positive tests was 1,359 – up from 1,390 on Friday and 1,456 last Monday.

An additional 13,885 vaccine doses have been administered since Friday, bringing the state’s total to 3,430,386.

According to UDOH, over 1.67 million Utahners are now fully vaccinated and over 1.88 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 recommend that you 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 5.5 times higher risk of dying from COVID-19, a 7.8 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 4.1 times higher risk of dying from COVID-19, a 5.0 times higher risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19, and a 4.2 times higher risk times higher risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

Of the 1,632,224 Utahners who are 14 days after their full vaccination date, 16,874 (1.0338%) tested positive for COVID-19, 865 were hospitalized (0.053%) and 113 have died (0.00692%) .

Utah has reported 503,874 positive COVID-19 cases, 21,911 hospital admissions and a total of 2,892 deaths since the pandemic began.

“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 3,425,516 people were tested – 20,927 more than Friday. Of those, 503,874 Utahners tested positive for COVID-19 – an increase of 3,176 new cases.

The 7-day rolling average for positive tests was 1,359 – up from 1,390 on Friday and 1,456 last Monday.

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” increased slightly to 13.8%, while the 7-day rolling average for the percent positivity of “tests over tests” decreased slightly to 9.8% .

Vaccinations

The state has given a total of 3,430,386 vaccine doses, an increase of 13,885 from Friday’s numbers.

By Monday, over 1.88 million Utahners had received at least one dose of a vaccine and over 1.67 million Utahners were fully vaccinated.

Over 4.02 million vaccines have been shipped to Utah.

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Hospital stays

There are currently 586 people being hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19 – Utah’s highest total since mid-January – and 212 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 92.5% full as of Monday – well above the state’s occupancy threshold or the 85% “functionally full” mark.

“With an overall intensive care utilization rate of about 69%, the intensive care units in major Utah 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 Monday, the virus had killed 2,892 residents in the state. The following deaths were reported on Monday:

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

  • 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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