Utah reports 4,657 COVID-19 cases, 27 deaths over Labor Day weekend

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Department of Health announced Tuesday that 27 Utahners have died of COVID-19 and 4,657 residents tested positive for the virus over the holiday weekend.

UDOH divided the number of cases into the following:

  • Friday: 1,871 cases
  • Saturday: 1,187 cases
  • Sunday: 922 cases
  • Monday: 707 cases
  • 29 cases were removed from the total by data quality analysis

Of these cases, 1,151 (24.72%) were school-age children – 493 cases in children ages 5 to 10, 290 cases in children ages 11 to 13, and 368 cases in children ages 14 to 18 .

The Salt Lake County Health Department also reported that three children aged 4 or younger were in intensive care due to COVID-19, and one girl between the ages of 12 and 17 died Thursday from complications from the virus.

Department spokesman Nick Rupp told KSL TV that the child was not vaccinated and had no known underlying diseases.

The 7-day rolling average for positive tests was 1,382 – up from 1,365 on Friday and 1,263 last Monday.

An additional 15,438 vaccine doses have been administered since Friday, bringing the state’s total to 3,296,467.

According to UDOH, over 1.59 million Utahners are now fully vaccinated and over 1.83 million have received at least one dose of a vaccine.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has 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 were 4.1 times more likely to die from COVID-19, 5.9 times more likely to be hospitalized for COVID-19, and 5.4 times more likely to die from COVID-19. times higher risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

As of February 1, unvaccinated people have a 5.2 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, a 5.2 times greater risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19, and a 4.6- times higher risk of testing positive for COVID-19 than vaccinated people.

Of the 1,555,338 Utahners who are 14 days after their full vaccination date, 11,906 (0.76549%) tested positive for COVID-19, 645 were hospitalized (0.04147%), and 64 have died (0.00411 %).

Utah has reported 474,086 positive COVID-19 cases, 20,603 hospitalizations and a total of 2,685 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 3,217,671 people were tested – 38,555 more than on Friday. Of those, 474,086 Utahners tested positive for COVID-19 – an increase of 4,657 new cases.

The 7-day rolling average for positive tests was 1,382 – up from 1,365 on Friday and 1,263 last Monday.

(UDOH)

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

The 7-day rolling average for percent positivity of “people over people” dropped to 12.6%, while the 7-day rolling average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” decreased to 9.5%.

Vaccinations

The state has given a total of 3,296,467 vaccine doses, an increase of 15,438 from Friday’s numbers.

By Tuesday, over 1.83 million Utahners had received at least one dose of a vaccine and over 1.59 million Utahners were fully vaccinated.

Over 3.91 million vaccines have been shipped to Utah.

Hospital stays

Currently, 482 people are being hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19 – Utah’s highest total since mid-January – and 175 of those people have been in intensive care units.

Three Salt Lake County children under the age of 4, one of whom is on a ventilator, are currently in intensive care with confirmed cases of COVID-19. Another 10 children under the age of 17 in Salt Lake County are currently hospitalized for the virus.

Utah’s ICUs were 85.7% full and the ICU beds in Utah’s referral centers were 89.1% full on Tuesday – above the state’s or “functionally full” mark of 85%.

(UDOH)

“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 Tuesday, the virus had killed 2,685 residents in the state. The following deaths were reported on Tuesday:

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