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Rolling average of positive tests increases, over 2,000 new cases added



On Monday, January 4, the Utah Department of Health reported a total of 2,160 cases since Sunday.

There are 4 new deaths.

A total of 285,633 Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19.

The state reported 1,752,324 people tested. This is an increase of 6,619 people tested since yesterday.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests per day is 2,716 per day. The rolling 7-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests is 30.8%.

There are 484 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 11,240.

  1. Female, older than 85, Washington County resident, long-term care facility resident
  2. Male, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  3. Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  4. Female, older than 85, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death

The state of Utah has defined its new transmission index guidance system:

The COVID-19 Transmission Index is a balanced approach intended to protect communities. It represents the collaborative work of state and local public health officials, the Governor’s Office, legislative leaders, the hospital industry, and business leaders.

The transmission index clarifies the public health metrics used to determine which counties are placed in which transmission level. Counties will be placed in one of three transmission levels: High, Moderate, or Low. These levels correspond directly to case rates, positivity rates, and ICU utilization.

Data will be analyzed weekly; counties will be placed into a transmission level depending solely on what information their data shows. Changes from a lower level to a higher level may occur weekly. Changes from a higher level to a lower level may occur every 14 days at a minimum when thresholds are met.


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