COVID-19 keep surging in Utah, with 1608 new cases – Salt Lake Tribune

Following back-to-back record days, 1,608 new infections were reported Saturday by the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) as critical-care beds continued to fill with people falling ill and having a hard time to breathe.

Male still far exceed ladies in the 25-to-44 age variety, mostly since of office break outs in markets like construction. More females are evaluating positive than guys amongst those more youthful than 25 and older than 65.

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Utah continues its sharp rise in coronavirus infections with another day of elevated positive tests for COVID-19.

Gov. Gary Herbert has actually advised Utahns consistently to use masks, practice hand hygiene and participate in social distancing, however he has been reluctant to impose a mask order statewide, which he has actually stated would be tough to impose and could be withstood as an imposed federal government mandate.

Hospitalizations dipped a little on Saturday, with 310 Utah clients presently admitted, UDOH reported. Thats compared to 313 the day before. Given that the pandemic shown up in Utah, 103,117 people have actually checked positive and 4,997 Utahns have actually been hospitalized for COVID-19.

For the very first time because the state started launching a gender breakdown, more women than guys have tested favorable for the coronavirus. The shift has taken place as more youths get the virus.

Infection rates are now high enough in 21 of Utahs 29 counties to trigger necessary mask orders. Individuals in those counties are to wear masks when outside their immediate household, even when around member of the family or buddies. Social gathering might not go beyond 10 individuals.

Utah deaths from the coronavirus rose to 568 on Saturday, with one reported because Friday. She was a Salt Lake County lady older than 85 who was not hospitalized.

Utahs skyrocketing infection rates mirror national patterns, especially in the Intermountain West and upper Midwest, where the disease appears to be expanding of control with the arrival of cold weather condition and continuous resistance to mask wearing, social distance and other measures specialists state sluggish the spread of the virus.

Infection rates are now high enough in 21 of Utahs 29 counties to activate compulsory mask orders. Health officials state favorable test rates this high suggest big numbers of contaminated individuals have not been checked. Utah thinks about an area to have a “very high rate” of transmission if it has a 14-day case rate of 200 or more per 100,000 homeowners.

There were 10,069 new test results reported on Saturday.

Hospitalizations dipped slightly on Saturday, with 310 Utah patients presently admitted, UDOH reported. Considering that the pandemic arrived in Utah, 103,117 individuals have evaluated positive and 4,997 Utahns have been hospitalized for COVID-19.

The ongoing outbreak is impacting nearly every part of the state. Utah considers a location to have a “really high rate” of transmission if it has a 14-day case rate of 200 or more per 100,000 residents. Thats as high as Utahs scale goes.

The past three days have actually been the three highest case count days Utah has actually experienced since the start of the pandemic. Fridays count of 1,960 was the worst and Saturdays was the 2nd worst.

For the past week, 16% of all tests have actually come back positive, a new record. Health officials say favorable test rates this high show great deals of contaminated people have not been tested. The rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 1,396 each day.

Officials want Utahs rate of positive tests to drop below 5%, a rate not seen given that May 25, according to UDOH information.

The whole state goes beyond the 200 threshold, other than for a piece of northern Washington County, where the rate is 197.