Utah reports 33 new COVID deaths, nearly 22,000 new cases

1/25/2022 12:18:00 AM

Utah's latest coronavirus data released from the state Department of Health.

Near-record hospitalizations and extremely high rates of positive test results once again suggest that cases are being undercounted amid a statewide testing shortage.

Utah's latest coronavirus data released from the state Department of Health.

There also were 33 new coronavirus deaths confirmed since Friday.), people of color in the U.August 2020 and to be placed on supplemental oxygen in October in the same year.OREM, Utah — The American Federation of Teachers and the local chapter of the American Association of University Professors directed the censure to President Astrid Tuminez and other administrators"for countenancing unsafe and unhealthy conditions in work and learning spaces shared by students, staff and faculty.

For more than a week, state officials have urged Utahns not to get tested for COVID-19 unless they have health risks or are likely to expose vulnerable people.Despite that, there were 10,610 new cases documented Friday — the seventh-highest daily case count since the pandemic began, according to data from the Utah Department of Health.face higher rates of COVID hospitalization and death than white people.That was followed by 6,850 new cases on Saturday, and 4,549 on Sunday.The record high before this month was 4,706 in December 2020.New York is deciding questions of life and death based on a New Yorker's ancestry.But with about 30% of all tests coming back positive during the past week, Utah is almost certainly undercounting its cases." "As dedicated faculty and staff, we take seriously our responsibility to provide our students with adaptable instructions and quality education throughout this ongoing pandemic," the teachers said.

The higher the percent positivity, the likelier it is that a large number of infected residents are not being tested and may be spreading the virus unwittingly." Erin Silk, a spokesperson for the New York State Department of Health, told Newsweek the department couldn't comment on the pending litigation.State health officials have said the positivity rate would have to drop to 3% to suggest the virus is under control.Instead, 25% of the test results reported since Friday were positive." The guidance related to race, she said"is based on CDC guidelines that show COVID-19 mortality rates are higher among certain demographic groups, including senior citizens, immunocompromised individuals and non-white/Hispanic communities.For the past week, Utah has averaged 9,677 new cases per day, down from Friday’s 10,800.Before the highly contagious omicron variant of the virus swept through Utah this month, the highest that figure had ever been was 3,392, reported in November 2020.On January 12, health officials in Minnesota removed race as a factor that medical professionals could use to determine which COVID patients can receive limited monoclonal antibody treatments.

Meanwhile, the state reported 33 deaths on Monday, bringing the total to 4,063 since the pandemic began.Utah’s hospitals remained near capacity, and the number of currently hospitalized COVID-19 patients — 738 — is down slightly from Friday’s 765 but far higher than the record before this month: 606 patients in December 2020.As conservatives challenge policies that have allowed medical professionals to weigh race as a factor when allocating scarce COVID-19 treatments, some states are dropping them.There are fewer COVID patients in intensive care units now (194) than there were then (213).But hospital staffing is tighter now than it was in 2020, Utah hospital administrators have said.Joseph Prezioso.ICUs in the state’s larger, “referral” hospitals are now at 90% capacity — above the 85% threshold that hospital administrators have said is necessary to leave room for unpredictable staffing levels, new patients and availability of specialized equipment and personnel.

Statewide, 86.6% of all ICU beds are filled.In the past two weeks, the state has reported 152 children under age 15 were hospitalized with COVID-19..

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