SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 326 on Tuesday, with one more death reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.
The state now estimates there are 8,637 active cases and 46,722 are considered recovered, adding up 55,359 total Utah cases since the pandemic began. The rolling seven-day average number of positive cases per day is now at 420, according to the health department. The positive test rate per day for that time period is now 9.3%.
The state considers a case “recovered” after three weeks from the diagnosis date without a death.
The new death from Monday was an 85-year-old man from Salt Lake County who was a resident of a long-term care facility, according to the health department.
Salt Lake County reported 25,168 cases, 1,636 hospitalizations and 26 deaths Tuesday — an increase of 110 cases and eight new hospitalizations from Monday, as well as the new death. The county represents 45% of the total number of COVID-19 cases in Utah, according to the latest numbers.
The state reported 115 people currently hospitalized as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total number of hospitalizations since the beginning of the outbreak to 3,242, according to the department of health.
The total number of deaths in the state increased only by one Tuesday. There are now 424 deaths in the state attributed to the novel coronavirus, according to health department spokesperson Tom Hudachko.
There is no coronavirus response press conference from Gov. Gary Herbert or state officials Tuesday.
Test results now include data from PCR tests and antigen tests. Positive COVID-19 test results are reported to the health department immediately after they are confirmed, but negative test results may not be reported for 24 to 72 hours.
The total number of cases reported by the Utah Department of Health each day includes all cases of COVID-19 since Utah’s outbreak began, 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.
Deaths reported by the state typically occurred two to seven days prior to when they are reported, according to the health department. Some deaths may be from even further back, especially if the person is from Utah but has died in another state.
The health department reports both confirmed and probable COVID-19 case deaths per the case definition outlined by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. The death counts are subject to change as case investigations are completed.
Data included in this story primarily reflects the state of Utah as a whole. For more localized data, visit your local health district’s website.
Information is 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.