UTAH CORONAVIRUS: 7-day average trending down, 1,968 new COVID-19 cases reported

Coronavirus Updates

(ABC4) – On Monday, December 14, the Utah Department of Health reported a daily total of 1,968 additional cases of COVID-19 and seven more deaths.

The state reported 1,580,843 people tested to date. This is an increase of 5,621 people tested from yesterday.

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The rolling 7-day average for positive tests per day is 2,598. The rolling 7-day average of positive laboratory tests is 24.07%

There are 572 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 9,486.

Utah Department of Health is reporting 1,062 total deaths.

  • Male, between 45-64, Iron County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, older than 85, Tooele County residents, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Utah County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 45-64, Wasatch County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Female, between 45-64, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 65-84, Washington County resident, not hospitalized at time of death

COVID-19 Transmission Index:

The state of Utah has defined its new transmission index guidance system:

The COVID-19 Transmission Index is a balanced approach intended to protect communities. It represents the collaborative work of state and local public health officials, the Governor’s Office, legislative leaders, the hospital industry, and business leaders. 

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The transmission index clarifies the public health metrics used to determine which counties are placed in which transmission level. Counties will be placed in one of three transmission levels: High, Moderate, or Low. These levels correspond directly to case rates, positivity rates, and ICU utilization.

Data will be analyzed weekly; counties will be placed into a transmission level depending solely on what information their data shows. Changes from a lower level to a higher level may occur weekly. Changes from a higher level to a lower level may occur every 14 days at a minimum when thresholds are met.

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