908 new COVID-19 cases and 3 deaths reported Sunday in Utah

908 new COVID-19 cases and 3 deaths reported Sunday in Utah

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SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health said Sunday there have been 908 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state and three deaths from the disease.

That brings Utah to 354,608 total confirmed cases and 1,736 deaths since the pandemic began. The deaths reported Sunday included:

  • A Tooele County man over 85 who was hospitalized when he died
  • A Utah County man between ages 45 and 64 who was hospitalized
  • A Weber County woman between ages 65 and 84 who was hospitalized

The number of vaccines administered jumped nearly 10,000 Sunday to 413,937 overall. That includes just over 100,000 Utahns who've now received two doses of the vaccine.

About 161,000 of those overall doses have been administered in Salt Lake County; about 66,000 were in Utah County, more than 45,000 in Davis County and over 31,000 in the Weber-Morgan health district.

There are currently 329 Utahns reportedly hospitalized due to COVID-19. Over the past week, Utah is averaging 1,143 reported cases per day and a positive test rate of 15.6%. That's down significantly from one month ago, when the rolling average was 2,952 cases per day and the positive rate was 32.7%.

Sunday's update comes as 11,595 more tests were conducted, including on 5,845 Utahns who hadn't been tested before. Of Utah's total case count, about 31,116 of those are estimated to be active and about 321,756 are recovered.

There is no state news conference about the virus scheduled for over the weekend, but state leaders will give their regular update later this week. The conference usually occurs on Thursdays.

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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.

Referral hospitals are the 16 Utah hospitals with the capability to provide the best COVID-19 health care.

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.

For deaths that are reported as COVID-19 deaths, the person would not have died if they did not have COVID-19, according to the health department.

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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Graham Dudley reports on politics, breaking news and more for KSL.com. A native Texan, Graham's work has previously appeared in the Brownwood (Texas) Bulletin and The Oklahoma Daily.


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