Utah reports 3,842 COVID-19 cases, 22 deaths during the Veterans Day holiday

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Department of Health announced Friday that 22 more Utahners have died of COVID-19 and 3,842 residents have tested positive for the virus since Wednesday.

UDOH did not provide an update on Thursday due to the Veterans Day holiday and split the case number as follows:

  • 11/10 – 2,083 cases
  • 11/11 – 1,779 cases
  • Twenty cases were removed through data quality analysis

Of these cases, 892 (23.22%) were school-age children.

  • 468 cases in children ages 5-10
  • 196 cases in children aged 11-13 years
  • 228 cases in children aged 14-18

As a reminder, UDOH’s next COVID-19 update will be on Monday and will include weekend totals.

There are currently 538 Utahns hospitalized for the virus, and the intensive care units in Utah’s 16 hospitals that treat the majority of COVID-19 patients are 97.5% occupied – above the “functionally full” threshold of the state of 85%.

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The 7-day rolling average for positive tests was 1,568 – up from 1,650 on Monday, but up from 1,506 the week before.

An additional 29,631 vaccine doses have been administered since Wednesday, bringing the total number of vaccine doses administered by the state to 3,904,030.

According to UDOH, over 1.77 million Utahners are now fully vaccinated and over 2 million have received at least one dose of a vaccine.

Children ages 5-11 are now eligible for a smaller dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, which has been fully approved by the FDA and CDC, and appointments are now available across the state.

The Hogle Zoo in Utah is home to a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for children

Vaccinated vs. unvaccinated risk ratios

UDOH said it updated how the department calculates risk ratios on its data dashboard.

“We are now reporting age-adjusted risk ratios,” said UDOH officials. “This is an important update that more accurately reflects the risk to the general population. The change results in higher risk rates for unvaccinated people of being hospitalized and dying. This is because the previous no age adjustment method skewed data on older adults who are more likely to be vaccinated and hospitalized or die of COVID-19 than younger people. By adjusting the age, we better reflect the true risk for all Utahners. “

In the past 28 days, unvaccinated people had an 18.3 times higher risk of dying from COVID-19, 11.4 times higher risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19, and a 4.6- times higher risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

As of February 1, unvaccinated people have an 8.5 times higher risk of dying from COVID-19, 7.2 times higher risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19, and 3.4 times higher risk times higher risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

(UDOH)

Testing

UDOH reports that 3,818,573 people were tested – 18,859 more than on Wednesday. Of these, 571,507 Utahners tested positive for COVID-19 – an increase of 3,842 new cases.

The 7-day rolling average for positive tests was 1,568 – up from 1,650 on Monday, but up from 1,506 the week before.

(UDOH)

By June 1, the 7-day rolling average in Utah had dropped to 200 cases.

The 7-day rolling average for the percent positivity of “people over people” decreased slightly by 17.5%, while the 7-day rolling average for the percent positivity of “tests over tests” decreased slightly to 11.3% .

Vaccinations

The state has delivered a total of 3,904,030 vaccine doses as of Wednesday, an increase of 29,631 from Wednesday’s numbers.

By Friday, over 2 million Utahners had received at least one dose of a vaccine and over 1.77 million Utahners were fully vaccinated.

Over 4.56 million vaccines have been shipped to Utah.

With the expansion of vaccines to the age group of 5 to 11 year olds, the population group eligible for vaccination has changed. TThe state dashboard now has a number of vaccines administered for the Age group.

Hospital stays

Currently, 538 people are being hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 217 of them are in intensive care units.

Utah’s ICUs were 95.2% full and the ICU beds in Utah’s referral centers were 97.5% full as of Friday – above the state’s occupancy threshold or the 85% “functionally full” mark.

41 percent of the intensive care unit in Utah is attributable to COVID-19 patients.

(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. “

Primary Children’s Hospital is delaying non-urgent procedures and operations

Deaths

The virus has killed 3,347 residents in the state. The following deaths were reported on Friday:

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