The state now estimates that Utah has 61,925 active cases of the disease. The seven-day average number of positive cases is currently 2,728, according to the health department. The positive test rate per day for that period is now 25.2%.
The new numbers indicate a 1.5% increase in positive cases from Thursday. In Utah, 1,470,973 people have tested positive for COVID-19 so far, with 14.4% testing positive for COVID-19. The health department reported an increase of 16,129 tests taken as of Friday.
State data shows that currently 587 Kovid-19 patients are hospitalized in Utah. Of these, 203 are occupying intensive care unit beds across the state. About 86% of all Utah ICU beds, including about 90% ICU beds in state referral hospitals, are occupied, with 16 facilities in the state capable of providing the best COVID-19 care.
As of Friday, about 58% of non-ICU hospital beds in Utah are occupied, state data show.
Eight deaths reported on Friday:
- A Davis County man over 85 years old and a resident of a long-term care facility
- A Salt Lake County resident over 85 years old and a resident of a long-term care facility
- A Salt Lake County man between the ages of 65 and 84 was hospitalized when he died.
- A man from Utah County, aged between 45 and 64, was hospitalized when he died.
- A man from Salt Lake County, aged between 45 and 64, was hospitalized when he died.
- A woman in Salt Lake County who was over 85 years old and a long-term care facility resident.
- Two Salt Lake County women, aged 65 to 84, were hospitalized when they died.
On Friday’s average, Utah reported 209,170 confirmed cases, with 8,652 hospitalized and 925 deaths from the disease. According to state statistics, a total of 146,320 Utah Covid-19 cases are now considered to have recovered.
No COVID-19 news conference is scheduled for Friday. Government Gary Herbert and other state officials a News conference on Thursday.
Test results now include data from PCR tests and antigen tests. Positive COVID-19 test results are reported to the Department of Health immediately after confirmation, but negative test results cannot be reported for 24 to 72 hours.
The total number of cases reported daily by the Utah Department of Health includes all cases of Covid-19 since the Utah outbreak, including those currently infected, recovering from the disease, and dying.
Definition of a case that was retrieved Anyone who was diagnosed with Covid-19 three or more weeks ago did not die.
Deaths reported by the state are usually reported two to seven days in advance, according to the health report. Some deaths may be later, especially if the person is from Utah but has died in another state.
The Department of Health reports both confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases of death, as defined by Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. Death counts may change once case investigation is completed.
For deaths reported as Covid-19 deaths, according to the Department of Health, if the person did not have Covid-19, the person would not have died.
The data contained in this story primarily reflect the state of Utah as a whole. For more local data, visit your local health district website.
More information about Utah health guidance levels is available here coronavirus.utah.gov/utah-health-guidance-levels.
The information is from the Utah Department of Health and coronavirus.utah.gov/case-accounts. For more information on how the Utah Health Department compiles and reports COVID-19 data, visit coronavirus.utah.gov/case-accounts And scroll down to the “Data Notes” section at the bottom of the page.
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