Sunday’s update shows 1,819 new cases of COVID-19, and 7 deaths in Utah

People in cars line up for COVID-19 testing outside of the Maverik Center in West Valley City on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. Beginning Dec. 28, Salt Lake County will offer rapid COVID-19 tests at the center, 2050 W. 3100 South, Monday through Saturday,10 a.m. to 3 p.m. No testing will be conducted Dec. 31 through Jan. 2, and registration is required at

Salt Lake City – The Utah Department of Health on Sunday reported 1,819 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and seven new deaths from the disease.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Utah to 283,473 and 1,301 deaths since then. The epidemic seem.

The Health Department says 486 Utahs are currently hospitalized due to the coronavirus, of whom 164 are in intensive care.

Last week, the state had an average of 2,652 new confirmed cases per day and a positive test rate of 29.2%. This percentage is the highest ever. Only 4,802 additional people were reported to have been tested on Saturday’s figures, although the total of tests carried out increased by 9,109.

The Ministry of Health reported that 47,382 Utahs had received a first dose of the Coronavirus vaccine, an increase of only one thousand since Saturday, although the Ministry of Health constantly warns of “a gap between when vaccines are shipped and given to someone, and finally reported” “to them. The vaccine first goes to seniors and frontline medical workers in the state.

Six of the fatalities reported on Sunday were men:

  • A Salt Lake County resident over the age of 85 who has lived in a long-term care facility
  • A Washington County resident aged 65 to 84 was hospitalized when he died
  • A resident of Washington County over the age of 85 and not hospitalized
  • A resident of Washington County between the ages of 65 and 84 who has not been hospitalized
  • A Utah County resident between the ages of 65 and 84 who has been hospitalized
  • A Utah County resident over the age of 85 who has lived in a long-term care facility
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Also listed was a Weber County woman aged 65 to 84, who was hospitalized when she died.

The leadership of the country, in general and in relation to the coronavirus pandemic, will shift on Monday as Governor-elect Spencer Cox takes over. Sworn in. Cox will be tasked with accelerating the launch of the vaccine in Utah while maintaining Utah’s vigilance in the waning months of the pandemic after nearly a year of coronavirus precautions.

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Test results now include data from PCR tests and antigen tests. Positive COVID-19 test results are reported to the Ministry of Health upon confirmation, but negative test results may not be reported for 24 to 72 hours.

The total number of cases reported by the Utah Health Department each day includes all cases of COVID-19 since the start of the Utah outbreak, including those currently infected, those who have recovered from the disease and those who have died.

A recovered case is defined as anyone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 three weeks or more ago and has not died.

Referral Hospitals are 16 hospitals in Utah that have the capacity to provide the best healthcare for COVID-19.

State-reported deaths typically occur two to seven days before the date they were reported, according to the Health Department. Some of the deaths may have been from further afield, especially if the person was from Utah but died in another state.

The Ministry of Health has reported confirmed and probable COVID-19 case deaths according to the case definition set by the State Council and regional epidemiologists. The number of deaths is subject to change as investigations into the case are completed.

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For the deaths reported as COVID-19 deaths, a person would not have died if they had not had COVID-19, according to the Ministry of Health.

The data in this story primarily reflects the state of Utah as a whole. For more local data, visit the local health district website.

More information about Utah health advisory levels is available at //

Information from the Utah Department of Health For more information about how the Utah Department of Health collects and reports COVID-19 data, visit Scroll down to the “Data Notes” section at the bottom of the page.

Graham Dudley

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