The government now estimates that there are approximately 56,576 active COVID-19 cases in Utah. The average number of positive cases per day for seven days is 2,494, according to the Department of Health. The positive test rate per day during that period is now 22.1%. State data show that there are currently 539 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Utah.
The new numbers represent a 1.1% increase in positive events since Thursday. Of the 1,623,795 people tested for COVID-19 in Utah so far, 15.3% have tested positive for COVID-19. A total of 10,547 new individuals were tested for COVID-19 as of Friday, with an additional 15,970 trials conducted, state data show.
State data show that there are currently 539 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Utah. Of those, 206 occupied intensive care unit beds. Utah occupied about 95% of ICU beds as of Friday, with 99% of ICU beds in 16 referral hospitals in the state. About 57% of non-ICU hospital beds were filled Friday, state data show.
Utah has so far received 1,347 Govt-19 vaccines in Davis, Salt Lake, Utah and Washington districts, according to the Department of Health.
A total of 14,625 vaccines have been sent to Utah so far. The Utah health department said it learned of it on Friday Next week the Pfizer vaccine will receive lower doses than planned With 16,575 sizes instead of 23,400. The health department said it was working to find the cause.
The Associated Press reported on Friday There is chaos in the states Between planning and training numbers and actual assignments, they are provided only one week prior to dispatch. Pfizer said it had no production problems and that no vaccine exports had been stopped or delayed.
Utah Sen. Mitt Romney announced on Friday that he was receiving the Govt-19 vaccine.
“The attending physician’s office has now announced that all senators will continue to receive the vaccine for government purposes and there is no reason to delay,” Sen. Romney said in a statement. “According to this order, I will be vaccinated. I will continue to wear masks, adhere to social distance and avoid large gatherings in accordance with public health guidelines.
“Getting to our most urgent task Emergency COVID relief across the finish line, “Romney continued.” I look to the Congress leadership to finalize the bill in line with the bipartisan plans we put forward earlier this week. “
The senator released his vaccine on Twitter at 3:50 p.m.
Thanks to the hard work of the medical community, co. Partners and others who work around the clock to provide safe and effective # COVID-19 Vaccine. It is time for Congress to do its job and finish over what our bipartisan committee started by overcoming emergency COVID relief. pic.twitter.com/Zje73g5oRX
– Mid Romney (it Mid Romney) December 18, 2020
Friday presents a total of 246,562 confirmed cases to Utah, with a total of 9,883 hospitalized and 1,140 total illnesses. A total of 188,846 Utah Govt-19 cases are now estimated to be recovered, state data show.
14 deaths announced on Friday:
- A Carbon County man aged 65 to 84 was admitted to an unknown hospital
- The Davis County woman, aged 65 to 84, was hospitalized when she died
- The Emery County man, aged 65 to 84, was not hospitalized when he died
- Salt Lake County woman aged 65 to 84 and living in a long-term care facility
- Two Salt Lake County men between the ages of 65 and 84 were hospitalized when they died
- The Salt Lake County woman, aged 45 to 64, was hospitalized when she died
- The Salt Lake County woman was 85 and was not hospitalized when she died
- A Sunbate County man aged 45 to 64 was hospitalized at the time of his death
- A Utah county woman was 65 to 84 years old and was hospitalized when she died
- A Washington County person aged 65 to 84 was admitted to hospital when he died
- The Weber County person, aged 45 to 64, was hospitalized when he died
- A Weber County woman over the age of 85 and a resident of a long-term care center
- The Weber County woman, aged 45 to 64, was not hospitalized when she died
The COVID-19 press conference is not scheduled for Friday. Utah officials provided updates Press conferences Thursday.
Test results now include data from PCR tests and antigen tests. Positive COVID-19 test results are reported to the health department as soon as they are confirmed, but negative test results are not reported within 24 to 72 hours.
The total number of cases reported by the Utah Health Department each day since the outbreak in Utah began, including those currently affected, recovering from illness and death.
Recovered cases are defined as those who have been infected with COVID-19 for three or more weeks and have not died.
The recommended hospitals are 16 Utah hospitals that have the potential to provide the best COVID-19 health care.
According to the Department of Health, deaths reported by the state usually occur two to seven days earlier. Some deaths may still be behind, especially if the person is from Utah, but dies in another state.
The Department of Health reports confirmed and possible COVID-19 case deaths within the case limits defined by the State Council and regional epidemiologists. The death toll is subject to change once the trial is over.
For deaths that are said to be COVID-19 deaths, the Department of Health says the person would not have died without COVID-19.
The data included in this story primarily reflect the state of Utah as a whole. For more localized data, visit your local health district website.
More information on Utah’s health guidance levels is available here coronavirus.utah.gov/utah-health-guidance-levels.
Information 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, see coronavirus.utah.gov/case-counts Scroll to the “Data Notes” section at the bottom of the page.
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