SALT LAKE CITY – The number of COVID-19 cases in Utah has increased by 827 since Sunday, with no more deaths reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.
The state now estimates there are 16,459 active cases of the disease in Utah. The seven-day mean continuous number of positive cases per day is now 1,001, according to the Department of Health. The positive test rate per day for that time period is now 14%.
The new numbers point to a 1.2% increase in positive cases since Sunday. Of the 817,461 people tested for COVID-19 in Utah so far, 8.7% have tested positive for the disease. The health department reported an increase of 6,212 tests conducted as of Monday.
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Monday’s totals are 71,442 total confirmed cases in Utah, with 3,757 total hospitalizations and 453 total disease deaths. A total of 54,530 Utah COVID-19 cases are now considered cured, according to the Department of Health.
The health department has added some additional information to the state’s coronavirus dashboard, including more information on school outbreaks. The department has also prepared an instructional video on dashboard changes.
There is no COVID-19 press conference scheduled for Monday. Utah officials typically provide news conference updates once a week on Wednesdays or Thursdays.
Test results now include data from PCR tests and antigen tests. Positive COVID-19 test results are reported to the health department immediately upon confirmation, but negative test results may not be reported for 24-72 hours.
The total number of cases reported each day by the Utah Department of Health includes all cases of COVID-19 since the outbreak in Utah, 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.
According to the Department of Health, state-reported deaths typically occurred two to seven days before they were reported. Some deaths may have occurred even further back, especially if the person is from Utah but died in another state.
The Department of Health reports both confirmed and probable deaths of COVID-19 cases according to the case definition outlined by the State Council and territorial epidemiologists. Death counts are subject to change as case investigations are completed.
The data included in this story primarily reflects the state of Utah as a whole. For more localized data, visit the local health district website.
The information comes 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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