1,854 new coronavirus cases and 10 deaths reported Sunday in Utah

1,854 new coronavirus cases and 10 deaths reported Sunday in Utah

(Jeffrey D. Allred, KSL, File)



SALT LAKE CITY — On the first day of November, the Utah Department of Health is reporting 1,854 new test-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 10 new deaths from the disease.

Currently, 342 Utahns are reported to be hospitalized due to COVID-19. The update brings Utah to 116,510 total confirmed cases, 614 deaths and 5,526 hospitalizations since the pandemic began.

In an email, health officials said the new deaths included five residents of long-term care facilities:

  • A Salt Lake County man over age 85
  • A Davis County woman between ages 65 and 84
  • A Salt Lake County man between ages 65 and 84
  • A Box Elder County man between ages 65 and 84
  • A Utah County man over age 85

Five residents who were hospitalized when they died were also reported:

  • A Salt Lake County man over age 85
  • A Salt Lake County man between ages 65 and 84
  • A Utah County man between ages 65 and 84
  • A Carbon County man between ages 65 and 84
  • A Salt Lake County man between ages 45 and 64

This is the second reported coronavirus-related death in Carbon County and the eighth in Box Elder County. Salt Lake County, meanwhile, has now lost 313 residents to the coronavirus.

Over the past week, the state is averaging 1,644 new reported cases per day and a positive test percentage of 18.7. Sunday marks the first time Utah has had 30,000 simultaneous active cases of COVID-19 by the state's definition, which counts as active any case diagnosed less than three weeks ago. By that measure, 85,299 cases are considered recovered.

On Friday Utah set a new record for cases reported in a single day at 2,292, which broke the previous record by more than 300 cases. Saturday's total dipped, but only to 1,724 cases.

Previous holidays in Utah have been followed by a rise in cases; it remains to be seen if Utah will experience a similar increase after Halloween. The capacity at many Utah hospitals is already strained, and further increases could force the state to implement its crisis standards of care guidelines.

Methodology:

Test results now include data from PCR tests and antigen tests. Positive COVID-19 test results are reported to the health department immediately after they are confirmed, but negative test results may not be reported for 24 to 72 hours.

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

Recovered cases are defined as anyone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 three or more weeks ago and has not died.

Deaths reported by the state typically occurred two to seven days prior to when they are reported, according to the health department. Some deaths may be from even further back, especially if the person is from Utah but has died in another state.

The health department reports both confirmed and probable COVID-19 case deaths per the case definition outlined by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. The death counts are subject to change as case investigations are completed.

Data included in this story primarily reflects the state of Utah as a whole. For more localized data, visit your local health district's website.

More information about Utah's health guidance levels is available at coronavirus.utah.gov/utah-health-guidance-levels.

Information is from the Utah Department of Health and coronavirus.utah.gov/case-counts. For more information on how the Utah Department of Health compiles and reports COVID-19 data, visit coronavirus.utah.gov/case-counts and scroll down to the "Data Notes" section at the bottom of the page.

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