COVID-19 in Southwest Utah
WEEKLY SOUTHWEST UTAH COVID-19 REPORT – September 16, 2021
All five counties in our district continue to increase at HIGH transmission levels for COVID-19, leading to increased admissions at our local hospitals, where 134% of ICU beds are occupied (meaning other hospital beds are being repurposed as ICU beds). 76% of non-ICU beds are occupied. We continue to ask all eligible residents to get vaccinated, which remains the best way to protect yourself from serious symptoms, hospitalization, and death.
TO GET VACCINATED: swuhealth.org/covid-vaccine
TO GET TESTED: coronavirus.utah.gov/utah-covid-19-testing-locations
You can find daily data at the Utah Department of Health website HERE
Data Descriptions (Southwest Utah numbers reported are for residents only. Non-residents are reported to their own state/county): New Cases: Positive test results received by our health department during the past 24 hours. Actual tests may have been performed 1-5 days earlier. Recovered: The Utah Department of Health defines recovery as at least 21 days following a positive test, excluding deaths. We also exclude patients who are still hospitalized . Currently Hospitalized: Accounting for admits and discharges since last report. Does not include patients who are not residents of the 5-county district. Deaths: Includes: 1) confirmed cases with a positive COVID-19 test and no alternative cause of death noted on the death certificate or reported by the Office of the Medical Examiner (OME), 2) probable cases where the death certificate lists COVID-19 disease as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death and no alternative cause of death reported by the OME, and 3) probable cases with COVID symptoms and close contact to a confirmed case and no alternative cause of death reported by the OME or the death certificate.