2,160 more COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths reported in Utah Monday

2021-01-04 12:07:05


Andy Byrnes, a contracted EMT with the Utah Department of Health, tests Darlene Eddie, Utah Navajo Health System outreach supervisor, for COVID-19 outside of the Montezuma Creek Community Health Center in Montezuma Creek, San Juan County, on Friday, May 1, 2020.

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah's number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 2,160 on Monday, with four more deaths reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.

Monday's totals give Utah 285,633 total confirmed cases, with 11,240 total hospitalizations and 1,305 total deaths from the disease.

The health department is also offering free rapid COVID-19 testing across Utah this week, according to a news release from the department. Anyone is able to get tested at the clinics, even if they have no symptoms of COVID-19. The goal for the clinics is to more easily identify cases of COVID-19 in the community, including people who may not know they are infected because they do not have any symptoms.

People are encouraged to pre-register online for testing at the sites. People will also be able to register in-person at the clinics, but identification may be required. The full list of sites can be found by clicking this link .

There is not a COVID-19 news conference scheduled for Monday. Utah officials typically provide updates at news conferences once a week on Wednesdays or Thursdays.

This story will be updated.

Methodology:

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.

Referral hospitals are the 16 Utah hospitals with the capability to provide the best COVID-19 health care.

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.

For deaths that are reported as COVID-19 deaths, the person would not have died if they did not have COVID-19, according to the health department.

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.

More information about Utah's health guidance levels is available at coronavirus.utah.gov/utah-health-guidance-levels .

Related Links