May 16, 2021

State and local health orders expire Tuesday as Utah reaches COVID-19 epidemic ‘endgame’

Salt Lake City – Reached Utah Covit-19 International Distribution endgame.

The three measurements outlined in Utah surpassed the government threshold HB294, Also known as the Infectious “EndCom” Bill, Tuesday afternoon, health officials said.

That means most state and local health orders expire Tuesday. Most of these health orders should end on a day when Utah’s 14-day trial rate is less than 191 per 100,000, and the seven-day average COVID-19 intensive care unit is less than 15% of use, with 1,633,000 major doses. The COVID-19 vaccine is assigned to the state.

Utah Department of Health Announced on Tuesday In all three cases, the government met the criteria. Utah’s 14-day trial rate is 163.4 per 100,000, the average ICU usage last week was 11.2%, and 1,656,025 major vaccine doses were allocated to the state. According to the Department of Health.

“I understand that HB294 is controversial. Important and reasonable arguments have been put forward on all sides of the issue,” Rich Sanders, managing director of the Department of Health, said in a letter to the Utah Legislature on Tuesday. “But today we all have a reason to celebrate. No matter which side someone falls on, we can all be proud of the results we have achieved so far.”

The bill allows the Department of Health to continue orders regarding K-12 schools in Utah, even if most health orders expire. The mask order for K-12 schools will continue until June 1 or the last day of school, whichever comes first, the health department said.

“It is important not to give up the land we have acquired, especially in our schools,” Sanders said. “Teachers, administrators, parents and students are kindly requested to hang out there and end the year on a healthy note.”

New COVID-19 cases

On Tuesday, the number of COVID-19 cases in Utah increased by 259, with 13 deaths and 19,965 vaccinations reported. Utah Department of Health.

Ten of the deaths reported on Tuesday occurred before April 1, but are still being investigated, the health department said.

Utah currently has 8,158 active COVID-19 cases, according to the Department of Health. The average number of positive cases per day for seven days is 358, according to the Department of Health. The one-day positive test rate for that period, calculated with the “people on people” method, is now 6.5%. The one-day positive test rate for that period, calculated with the “Test over Test” method, is now 3.4%.

State data show that 143 COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalized in Utah, of which 54 are in intensive care. About 68% of intensive care unit beds in Utah are occupied as of Tuesday, with 71% of ICU beds in 16 referral hospitals in the state. About 49% of non-ICU hospital beds are now occupied in the state, according to the Department of Health.

A total of 2,204,824 vaccines have been distributed in the state 2,184,859 Monday. A total of 1,320,344 udders have now received at least the first vaccine dose, and 973,629 have been fully vaccinated. A total of 2,558,940 vaccines have been shipped to Utah.

Approximately 41.2% of all utensils have now received at least one vaccine dose, and 30.4% are fully vaccinated. Of those vaccinated at age 16 or older and currently eligible for vaccination, 55.5% were at least one dose and 40.9% were fully vaccinated, state data show.

The new numbers represent a 0.07% increase in positive events from Monday. Of the 2,574,992 people tested for COVID-19 in Utah so far, 15.5% have tested positive for COVID-19. The total number of trials conducted in Utah since the outbreak began is now 4,678,269, an increase of 10,114 since Monday. Of those, 4,059 were previously tested for COVID-19, according to the Department of Health.

13 deaths reported on Tuesday:

  • A boxed Elder County woman was 45 to 64 years old and was hospitalized when she died
  • The Cache County man, aged 45 to 64, was not hospitalized when he died
  • A Cache County woman, aged 65 to 84, was hospitalized when she died
  • A Carbon County man, aged 25 to 44, was not hospitalized when he died
  • The Salt Lake County man was over 85 and was not hospitalized when he died
  • The Salt Lake County man, aged 25 to 44, was hospitalized when he died
  • The Salt Lake County man, aged 45 to 64, was not hospitalized when he died
  • Two Salt Lake County men aged 65 to 84 were not hospitalized when they died
  • The Salt Lake County woman, aged 25 to 44, was not hospitalized when she died
  • The Yunda County woman was 25 to 44 years old and was hospitalized when she died
  • The Washington County man, aged 65 to 84, was not hospitalized when he died
  • A Weber County man was 85 years old and was hospitalized when he died

A total of 398,499 confirmed cases were filed in Utah on Tuesday, with a total of 16,258 hospitalized and 2,217 total deaths. 388,124 Utah Govt-19 cases are now considered to have been recovered.

Utah Government Spencer Cox’s weekly COVID-19 news conference is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, his office said.

Singer Alex Boy reunites with a COVID-19 victim

On Thursday, singer Alex Boy reunited with a recovering COVID-19 victim, who sang last year, who was hospitalized with the disease.

Ana Lucio was discharged from Mountainstar Lakeview Hospital in Poundable in May 2020, more than two months after being admitted to hospital with COVID-19. According to Mountainstar’s news release, he is the hospital’s longest COVID-19 admission.

A curbside concert from the mat in May 2020 in the hospital parking lot was the first time Lucio had been outside the hospital since being admitted.

“I remember such a strong feeling on the day of the concert last year,” Lucio said in a news release by a translator. “I think it’s important to share hope with the world, especially since many people are easily depressed or depressed at this time. I am very grateful to everyone who cared for me during my stay in the hospital.”

Singer Alex Boy, left, and Ana Lucio, a recovered COVID-19 victim, share High-Five at Mountstar Lakeview Hospital in Poundable on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, right.  Boy performed a concert at the hospital for Lucio and leading health workers.  At the start of the COVID-19 epidemic, the two reunited on Tuesday to mark the anniversary of Boyne's concert.
Singer Alex Boy, left, and Ana Lucio, a recovered COVID-19 victim, share High-Five at Mountstar Lakeview Hospital in Poundable on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, right. Boy performed a concert at the hospital for Lucio and leading health workers. At the start of the COVID-19 epidemic, the two reunited on Tuesday to mark the anniversary of Boyne’s concert. (Photo: Aubrey Schaefer, KSL TV)

Boy performed another cursive concert for hospital staff and patients on Tuesday to mark the anniversary of his first show at the hospital.

In an interview on Tuesday, Boy said: “I want to bring some music, I want to bring some laughter, I want to bring some fun.” I know how important this is in my life and I hope I can do it for others. So I’m excited about that. “

Lucio is still recovering from his illness, but is now 80 percent healthy, the report said.

In an interview on Tuesday, Lucio said he saw his wife flowing to spread some hope at the onset of the outbreak, so he came to the hospital to sing. He said he also wants to be a message of hope.

Boy said he remembers seeing doctors and nurses “raw and red” faces from the masks they wore last year.

“He talked to me about how important this is to me and the hard work that doctors and nurses do, they work twice as hard,” he said.

Boy said he has lost 170 shows during epidemics since the events were canceled, but over the past two weeks, his managers have been overwhelmed by calls.

As more people are vaccinated against COVID-19, spring has brought a sense of hope and a fresh start, the singer said.

“You can feel it in the air,” Boy said.

Contribution: Paul Nelson, KSL Newsradio; Aubrey Schaefer, KSL TV

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