(ABC4) – On Saturday, February 13, the Utah Department of Health reports 943 new coronavirus cases.
There are 5 new deaths.
A total of 2,117,562 people have been tested, an increase of 6,803.
A total of 360,584 Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19.
The state reported 3,584,792 total tests. This is an increase of 18,233 since Friday.
The state reports 512,189 total vaccines administered which is 22,473 more than yesterday.
UDOH is now reporting two measures of percent positivity. One measure is determined by dividing the total of unique individuals who tested positive by the unique number of people tested. We call this the “people over people” method. This method does not account for people who have had repeat positive or negative tests in the past 90 days. This is the method that has been used to report percent positive since the beginning of the pandemic. It biases the percent positivity higher in the current testing environment.
UDOH is also reporting percent positivity based on the total positive tests divided by the total number of tests administered. This is the “test over test” method, this method is now used by at least 37 other states and provides a better comparison between what is happening across the country. This method accounts for people who have repeat positive or negative test results and more accurately reflects our increase in testing. It biases the percent positivity lower in the current testing environment. While the specific percent positivity will be different between the two methods, the overall trends for each are very similar.
The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 14.4%.
The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 6.4%.
The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 987 per day.
There are 298 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 14,151.
Officials report 1,790 total deaths.
|Total Utahns testing positive||359,641||360,584|
|Total people tested||2,110,759||2,117,562|
|COVID-19 related deaths in Utah||1,785||1,790|
|Utahns currently hospitalized with COVID-19||312||298|
Changes are coming to Utah’s COVID-19 Transmission Index. The Utah Department of Health announced the changes on February 12. They will go into effect starting on Thursday, February 18.
For more on these changes to the percent positivity threshold levels in the COVID-19 Transmission Index and actions individuals and businesses should take in areas of “moderate” and “low” transmission, click here.