710 COVID-19 cases reported Sunday in Utah

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SALT LAKE CITY — In its daily report, the Utah Department of Health said Sunday it has confirmed another 710 COVID-19 cases and four coronavirus-related deaths in the state.

The state has also administered another 11,811 doses of the coronavirus vaccine since yesterday, the health department said.

Overall, that brings Utah to 361,294 COVID-19 cases, 1,794 deaths and 524,000 vaccines administered since the pandemic began.

That includes 160,214 Utahns who've received a second vaccine dose. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, the only two approved for widespread use in America so far, require two doses for maximum protection.

The health department says it administers both companies' vaccines at nearly equal rates, around 262,000 doses of each so far.

There are currently 278 Utahns reported hospitalized due to COVID-19, including 111 in intensive care. Over the past week, the state is averaging 958 new cases per day and a positive test rate of 6.4%.

Sunday's numbers come as 9,686 more tests were taken in the state.

All four of the Utahns whose deaths were reported Sunday were hospitalized at the time of their deaths. They include:

  • A Davis County man between ages 65 and 84
  • A Sevier County man between ages 45 and 64
  • A Utah County man between ages 45 and 64
  • A Washington County woman between ages 45 and 64

Men now account for 61% of the state's coronavirus deaths. Just over 90% of those killed by the virus in Utah were considered "high-risk," meaning they were over age 65 or had at least one preexisting condition.

There is no coronavirus news conference from state leaders scheduled for over the weekend. Gov. Spencer Cox and health officials will hold their regular briefing 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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