COVID-19 in Southwest Utah
SOUTHWEST UTAH COVID-19 CASES – July 19, 2021
Our 5-county district had 121 additional COVID-19 cases reported over the weekend (including today) for a total of 30,622. There were no new deaths reported (the total is currently 285). We currently have 51 COVID-19 patients hospitalized, although some may be non-residents of the district.
Beginning this week, we will transition to a weekly COVID-19 update which will be posted each Thursday. You can find daily data at the Utah Department of Health website HERE
We remind residents that the best way to avoid hospitalization from COVID-19 is to get vaccinated, especially older adults and anyone with high-risk health conditions such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. See this link for locations and hours. No appointment needed: swuhealth.org/covid-vaccine. Please talk to your healthcare provider about getting vaccinated if you have any concerns.
For details on LOW-MODERATE-HIGH transmission levels, visit https://coronavirus.utah.gov/utah-health-guidance-levels/
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.