Utah health departments have reported 5,042 cases of novel coronavirus in the past two days

Nurses Polly Crookston and Daniel Salas Jimenez work at a new COVID-19 testing site in the parking lot of Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. The testing site is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to noon. Appointments are required.

Salt Lake City – After the start of New Year’s Day, the Utah Department of Health’s first report for 2021 showed 5,042 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 25 new deaths in the state.

The department says 3,110 of those cases, and nine deaths, could have been reported on Friday.

With the update, Utah has now seen a total of 281,654 confirmed cases and 1,294 deaths from COVID-19 since then. The epidemic seem. The Health Department says 14,900 Utahs have been tested on Thursday’s numbers and that 1,740,903 Utahs are now tested overall.

There are 487 Utahs currently in hospital due to the coronavirus, including 152 in intensive care, and 11,101 hospitalizations since the epidemic reached Utah last year.

During the past week, the state averaged 2,506 new cases per day and a positive test rate of 27.4%.

Center Concerns about the speed of publication of the approved coronavirus vaccinesUtah reported Saturday that 46,374 vaccine doses have been given so far. That’s over 16,000 doses The number reported on New Year’s Eve; Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require multiple doses.

There is no press conference on coronavirus from country leaders scheduled for this weekend. Governor Gary Herbert, who has led most press conferences in 2020, leaves office and will be formally replaced by Governor Spencer Cox on Monday.

The 25 deaths reported in the past two days include six Salt Lake County residents:

  • Two men, ages 65 to 84, were staying in a long-term care facility
  • Two women, between the ages of 65 and 84, were taken to hospital when they died
  • A man between 65 and 84 years old has been hospitalized
  • A woman over the age of 85 is hospitalized
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Also included are six Davis County residents:

  • A man between 65 and 84 years old has been hospitalized
  • A woman between the ages of 25 and 44 who has not been hospitalized
  • Three men over the age of 85 were residents of a long-term care facility
  • A woman aged 65 to 84 who was a resident of a long-term care facility

The counties of Washington, San Juan, Utah and Ointa have also seen multiple deaths, and others are scattered across the state:

  • Washington County woman over 85 years old who was a resident of a long-term care facility
  • A Washington County man aged between 45 and 64 who has been hospitalized
  • A Washington County man aged between 65 and 84 who has been hospitalized
  • Utah woman over 85 years old who was a resident of a long-term care facility
  • Utah County man over 85 resides in a long-term care facility
  • A Uintah woman is over 85 years old and not hospitalized
  • A Uintah County man aged 65 to 84 who has been hospitalized
  • San Juan County woman aged 25 to 44 is hospitalized
  • San Juan County man aged 25-44 who has been hospitalized
  • A Box Elder County woman between the ages of 65 and 84 is hospitalized
  • Weber County woman, aged between 45 and 64, has not been hospitalized
  • A man from Ducheson County, aged between 65 and 84, has been hospitalized
  • A Sanpete County woman, aged 65 to 84, is hospitalized

The first email from the Utah Department of Health incorrectly mentioned the total number of coronavirus-related deaths recorded in the state; She corrected this number in a follow-up email.

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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.

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 //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/guide/ Coronavirus.utah.gov/utah-health-guidance-levels.

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

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