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2510 more COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths reported Tuesday in Utah – KSL.com

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Dec 1, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 2,510 on Tuesday, with 19 more deaths reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.

The state now estimates there are 60,617 active cases of the disease in Utah. The rolling seven-day average number of positive cases per day is now at 2,292, according to the health department. The positive test rate per day for that time period is now 22.1%. There are 575 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in Utah, state data shows.

The new numbers indicate a 1.3% increase in positive cases since Monday. Of the 1,432,225 people tested for COVID-19 in Utah so far, 13.8% have tested positive for the disease. The state reported an increase of 9,146 tests conducted as of Tuesday.

Of the 575 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Utah, 205 are in intensive care units, according to state data. About 79% of Utah ICU beds are filled as of Tuesday, including about 86% in the state’s referral hospitals, the 16 facilities in the state that have the capability to provide the best COVID-19 care, according to the health department.

About 48% of non-ICU hospital beds are filled as of Tuesday, state data shows.

The 19 deaths reported Tuesday were:

  • A Washington County man who was between the ages of 65 and 84 and was not hospitalized when he died
  • A Utah County man who was over the age of 85 and was a resident of a long-term care facility
  • A Utah County man who was between the ages of 65 and 84 and was a resident of a long-term care facility
  • A Utah County man who was between the ages of 65 and 84 and was a resident of a long-term care facility
  • A Salt Lake County man who was between the ages of 65 and 84 and was hospitalized when he died
  • A Utah County man who was over the age of 85 and was a resident of a long-term care facility
  • A Salt Lake County man who was between the ages of 45 and 64 and was hospitalized when he died
  • A Cache County man who was over the age of 85 and was not hospitalized when he died
  • A Box Elder County man who was between the ages of 45 and 64 and was hospitalized when he died
  • A Utah County man who was over the age of 85 and was hospitalized when he died
  • A Utah County man who was between the ages of 25 and 44 and was hospitalized when he died
  • A Washington County man who was over the age of 85 and was hospitalized when he died
  • A Weber County woman who was between the ages of 45 and 64 and was not hospitalized when she died
  • A Salt Lake County woman who was over the age of 85 and was a resident of a long-term care facility
  • A Salt Lake County woman who was between the ages of 65 and 84 and was not hospitalized when she died
  • A Utah County woman who was between the ages of 65 and 84 and was hospitalized when she died
  • A Utah County woman who was over the age of 85 and was a resident of a long-term care facility
  • A Salt Lake County woman who was over the age of 85 and was hospitalized when she died
  • A Weber County woman who was between the ages of 65 and 84 and was hospitalized when she died

Tuesday’s totals give Utah 198,216 total confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 8,279 total hospitalizations and 890 total deaths from the disease. A total of 136,709 Utah COVID-19 cases are now estimated to be recovered, according to the health department.

There is not a COVID-19 news conference scheduled for Tuesday. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is scheduled to hold media availability on Thursday at 11:30 a.m., according to his office.

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.

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.

Jacob Klopfenstein

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