Salt Lake City – Utah Nearly End of COVID-19 Epidemic
The state crossed the threshold on the three metrics identified in Utah’s HB294, known as the pandemic “endgame” bill on Tuesday afternoon, according to health officials.
That means most state and local health orders will end on Tuesday. The bill requires most health orders to end on the Utah 14-day rate of less than 191 per 100,000 people, the 7-day mean COVID-19 intensive care unit use was lower. 15% and the topical 1,633,000 doses have allocated the COVID-19 vaccine to the state.
Utah’s Department of Health announced Tuesday that the state had met the benchmark in all three metrics.Utah̵7;s 14-day patient rate was 163.4 per 100,000 people.The average ICU use over the past week was 11.2. % And 1,656,025 primary vaccine doses are allocated to the state, according to the Department of Health.
“I understand that HB294 is disagreement. Important and legitimate arguments arise in every area,” Health Executive Director Rich Sanders said in a letter sent to the Utah Legislature when. Tuesday “But today should give all of us a reason to celebrate, no matter whoever is on which side, we can all be proud of the results we’ve received so far.”
We have officially informed the Utah Legislature that as of today, Utah meets all three # COVID19 criteria set forth in House Bill 294.For more details: https://t.co/ 3KywiBeBQ9
– Utah Dept. of Health (@UtahDepOfHealth) May 4, 2021
Even though most health directives are over. But the bill allows a Health Department order involving Utah’s K-12 schools to continue. Mask orders for K-12 schools will continue until June 1 or the school’s last day, whichever comes first, according to the Health Department.
“It’s important not to give up, especially in our school,” Sanders said. “We’re asking teachers, administrators, parents and students to please stay there and end the year with a nice message to each other.”
Tuesday, Utah’s number of COVID-19 cases rose 259, with 13 more deaths and 19,965 vaccinations, according to the Utah Department of Health.
Tuesday’s 10 deaths occurred before April 1 but are still being investigated, according to the Department of Health.
There are currently approximately 8,158 COVID-19 cases reported in Utah.The median seven-day average number of positive cases is 358, according to the Department of Health. The test positive daily rate for that period calculated with the “More people” is now 6.5%. The daily positive test rate for that period calculated with the “test over test” method was 3.4%.
Currently, there are 143 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Utah, including 54 in intensive care.State data show about 68% of the intensive care unit in Utah was used. The work as of Tuesday included approximately 71 percent of ICU beds in the state’s 16 referral hospitals.About 49 percent of non-ICU hospital beds are now in use in the state, the Department of Health reports.
There were a total of 2,204,824 vaccinations in the state, up from 2,184,859 on Monday.All 1,320,344 of Utah now received at least the first vaccine and 973,629 were fully vaccinated. So far, 2,558,940 vaccines have been delivered to Utah.
Currently, about 41.2% of all Utahs have received at least one vaccine and 30.4% are fully vaccinated. Among Utahs aged 16 and over and currently eligible to receive the vaccine, 55.5% had received at least one dose, and 40.9% were fully immunized, according to state data.
The new numbers indicate positive cases have increased by 0.07% since Monday from 2,574,992 people tested for COVID-19 in Utah.So far, 15.5% have been tested positive for COVID-19, the total number of tests that were tested for COVID-19. Running in Utah since the epidemic began, it is now 4,678,269, up 10,114 since Monday.Of these, 4,059 are tests of people who have never been tested for COVID-19, according to the Department of Health.
The 13 deaths were reported Tuesday, including:
- Box Elder County elderly women who were between the ages of 45 and 64 and were hospitalized at death.
- A Cash County man between the ages of 45 and 64 and was not hospitalized when he died.
- A Cash County woman between the ages of 65 and 84 and was hospitalized when she died.
- A carbon man between the ages of 25 and 44 and was not hospitalized when he died.
- A Salt Lake County man was over 85 and was not hospitalized when he died.
- A Salt Lake County man between the ages of 25 and 44 and was hospitalized when he died.
- A Salt Lake County man between the ages of 45 and 64 was not hospitalized when he died.
- Two men in Salt Lake County were between the ages of 65 and 84 and were not hospitalized when they died.
- Women in Salt Lake County were between the ages of 25 and 44 who were not hospitalized at death.
- Uintah County women aged 25 to 44 and were hospitalized at death.
- A Washington County man between the ages of 65 and 84 was not hospitalized when he died.
- A Weber County man who was over 85 and was hospitalized when he died.
Tuesday’s total put 398,499 confirmed patients in Utah, with a total of 16,258 hospitalizations and 2,217 deaths from the disease, with COVID-19 now in Utah. About 388,124 were considered recovered.
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox’s weekly COVID-19 press conference is scheduled for 11am Thursday, according to his office.
Singer Alex Boye reunites victims of COVID-19
On Thursday, singer Alex Boye reunited with a recovered COVID-19 victim last year while she was hospitalized with the disease.
Ana Lucio was discharged from MountainStar Lakeview Hospital in Bountiful in May 2020 after spending more than two months in hospital with COVID-19.She is the hospital’s longest treatment for COVID-19, according to the news. Promote from MountainStar
A roadside concert from Boyé in May 2020 in a hospital parking lot was the first time Lucio has been outside since being hospitalized.
“I remember having such intense emotions on the day of the concert last year,” Lucio said in a press release via a translator. “I feel it is important to share our hopes with the world, especially during this time when many people are easily depressed or depressed. Stay at the hospital “
Boyé performed another roadside concert for hospital staff and patients on Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the first hospital performance.
“I just wanted to bring the music to laughter and bring fun,” Boyé said in an interview on Tuesday. “I know how important it is in my life and I hope I will do it for people. So I’m excited about that. “
Lucio is still recovering from the disease. But now he is about 80 percent healthier.
In an interview on Tuesday, Lucio said she saw Boyé and his wife motivated to spread hope early in the outbreak, so he came to sing at the hospital to spread happiness. She said she wanted to be a message of hope as well.
Boyé said he remembers seeing doctors and nurses last year whose faces were “raw and red” from the masks they were wearing.
“That’s for me, just tell me how important it is and the hard work of the doctors and nurses, they might work twice as hard,” he said.
Boyé said he lost 170 performances during the epidemic, as the activities were canceled. But during the past two weeks, his manager has received a call.
As more and more people are being vaccinated against the COVID-19 this spring, it has given rise to a feeling of hope and a new beginning.
“You can feel it in the air,” Boyé said.
Participation: Paul Nelson, KSL NewsRadio; Aubrey Shafer, KSL TV