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Jan. 13 data: 27 more Utah COVID-19 deaths, 2,899 new cases

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A medical worker passes a medical tent outside the emergency room at UCI Medical Center, Thursday, Dec 17, 2020, in Irvine, Calif. California health authorities reported Thursday a record 379 coronavirus deaths and more than 52,000 new confirmed cases. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Utah counted 27 more deaths among residents from COVID-19, some after investigations into the cause of death. Along with the deaths, the state recorded 2,899 new cases as well as 2,289 backfilled cases from June through today.

There are currently 566 people hospitalized in Utah from the coronavirus. Among those killed were residents from around the state and includes one death from the 25 to 44 age group. Counties suffering a loss include:

  • Carbon
  • Davis
  • Iron
  • Juab
  • Salt Lake
  • Tooele
  • Uintah
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Weber

The number of Americans killed in World War II is approximately 407,000, a total that is quickly being approached by COVID-19 deaths in the U.S., numbering at 389,621 at press time. (Numbers are taken from worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/ that tabulates figures from health districts around the world.)

Tuesday was the single highest death total yet for the U.S. suffering 4,281 deaths since Monday's totals were reported. Wednesday's totals are not yet reported from all states. The nation also recorded 223,628 new cases Tuesday. California — the nation's most populated state — is 26th in case rates, but still had 42,835 new cases. The Golden State also lost 604 lives a day ago as its hospitals are maxed out on care workers and space.

However, the state's tight restrictions seem to be easing hospital conditions and there seems to be a bright spot for the state.

Arizona with a much smaller population lost 335 lives Tuesday. The U.S. is in the midst of the most deadly part of the pandemic yet as vaccines are reaching millions but several months before hoped for herd immunity is reached.

Utah's neighbor New Mexico has recorded its first case of the more contageous variant strain of COVID-19. According to the New Mexico Department of Health, a man in his 60s who recently traveled to the U.K. in December has tested positive for the B.1.1.7 coronavirus variant.

Meanwhile Japan expanded a coronavirus state of emergency for seven more prefectures Wednesday, affecting more than half the population amid a surge in infections across the country. Prime Minister Yoshide Suga also said Japan will suspend fast-track business entry permits, fully banning foreign visitors while the state of emergency is in place.

Waning trust in governments and all types of media is threatening to limit the rollout of coronavirus vaccines around the world, particularly in the United States, according to a survey conducted by communications firm Edelman.

UTAH DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH REPORTED THE FOLLOWING WEDNESDAY

Important Data Note: Today’s report includes 2,289 backfilled cases that were identified as early as June 2020, but have not been included in the case counts due to incomplete or unverified address information for the person who tested positive. Until now, UDOH has counted cases with a positive lab result and a verifiable Utah address.

Beginning today, cases with incomplete or unverified address information will be counted as Utah cases, unless or until the case can be verified as not being a Utah resident.

Despite not having complete address information, public health conducted case investigations for all 2,289 cases who were able to be reached.

Positives:

  • We will report 314,817 positive cases today. This is an increase of 2,899 new cases since yesterday, and 2,289 backfilled cases from June through today (see note above).

Vaccines:

Notes: “Doses Administered” is the number of vaccine doses that have been given to people and reported to the UDOH. There will be a lag between when vaccines are shipped, administered to a person, and finally reported to the UDOH.

  • We will report 124,884 vaccines administered via survey which is 14,354 more than yesterday.

Lab Tests:

  • We will report 1,855,385 people tested. This is an increase of 12,272 people tested since yesterday.

Trends:

  • The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 2,840 per day. The rolling 7-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests is 27.8%.

Hospitalizations:

  • There are 566 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 12,160.

Deaths:

Please Note: 9 of the 27 deaths being reported today occurred prior to Dec. 23, 2020. The Office of the Medical Examiner conducts thorough investigations of all potential COVID-related deaths, these investigations can take several weeks to complete.

  • We will report 1,449 total deaths, this is an increase of 27 deaths since yesterday.

15 males:

  • older than 85, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • between 45-64, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • between 65-84, Weber County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • between 65-84, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • older than 85, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • older than 85, Davis County resident, not hospitalized
  • between 65-84, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • between 65-84, Carbon County resident, not hospitalized
  • older than 85, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • between 65-84, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • between 65-84, Uintah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • between 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • between 45-64, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • between 45-64, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death

12 females:

  • between 65-84, Iron County resident, not hospitalized
  • between 65-84, Weber County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • older than 85, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • between 65-84, Tooele County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • between 45-64, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • between 65-84, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • between 65-84, Uintah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • between 65-84, Tooele County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • older than 85, Juab County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • older than 85, Washington County resident, not hospitalized
  • between 25-44, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death

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UTAH CUMULATIVE COVID-19 CASES BY WEEK — WEEKLY INCREASE

  • Sun., March 15: 28 — 28
  • Sun., March 22: 181 — +153
  • Sun., March 29: 719 — +538
  • Sun., April 5: 1,605 — +886
  • Sun., April 12: 2,303 — +698
  • Sun., April 19: 3,069 — +766
  • Sun., April 26: 3,948 — +879
  • Sun., May 3: 5,175 — +1,227
  • Sun., May 10: 6,251 — +1,076
  • Sun., May 17: 7,238 — +987
  • Sun., May 24: 8,392 — +1,154
  • Sun., May 31: 9,797 — +1,405
  • Sun., June 7: 12,066 — +2, 269
  • Sun., June 14: 14,313 — +2,247
  • Sun., June 21: 17,462 — +3,149
  • Sun., June 28: 21,100 — +3,638
  • Sun., July 5: 24,952 — +3,852
  • Sun., July 12: 29,484 — +4,532
  • Sun., July 19: 34,117 — + 4,633
  • Sun., July 26: 37,973 — + 3,856
  • Sun., Aug. 2: 41, 175 — + 3,202
  • Sun., Aug. 9: 44,127 — + 2,952
  • Sun., Aug. 16: 46,652 — + 2,528
  • Sun., Aug. 23: 49,115 — + 2,463
  • Sun., Aug. 30: 51,854 — + 2,739
  • Sun., Sept. 6: 54,660 — +2,806
  • Sun., Sept. 13: 57,875 — +3,215
  • Sun., Sept. 20: 63,772 — +5,897
  • Sun., Sept. 27: 70,615 — +6,843
  • Sun., Oct. 4: 77,618 — +7,003
  • Sun., Oct. 11: 85,844 — +8,266
  • Sun., Oct. 18: 94,394 — +8,550
  • Sun. Oct 25: 104,882 — + 10,488
  • Sun. Nov. 1: 116,510 — +11,628
  • Sun., Nov. 8: 132,621 — +16,111
  • Sun., Nov. 15: 153,808 — +21,187
  • Sun., Nov. 22: 177,176 — +23,368
  • Sun., Nov. 29: 193,809 — +16,633
  • Sun., Dec. 6: 215,407 — +21,598
  • Sun., Dec. 13: 233,904 — +18,497
  • Sun., Dec. 20: 250,964 — +17,060
  • Sun., Dec. 27: 264,874 — +13,910
  • Sun., Jan. 3: 283,473 — + 18,599
  • Sun., Jan. 10: 305,999 — + 22,526

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