Government issues 3,945 new cases, 11 deaths, government provides Herbert Utah Govt-19 update

Government issues 3,945 new cases, 11 deaths, government provides Herbert Utah Govt-19 update

SALT LAGE CITY – Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday. COVID-19 Thanksgiving is upon us, which means the holiday season is in full swing.

The Utah Department of Health As of Thursday, 3,945 new cases and 11 deaths had been reported.

Following a short plateau immediately following the holiday, Utah saw several days with less than 2,000 new cases, with the last two days each bringing about 4,000 new cases to Utah.

At a news conference on Thursday, Herbert said: “We are going to see an increase in that number (cases) and I hope it is not too dramatic.

The governor urged people to remain vigilant and limit community gatherings to prevent the spread of the virus. A two-week health order issued by Herbert before giving thanks for home meetings limited to people living in the same home. It worked, and people were well aware of how community gatherings can spread the virus, Herbert said.

When the order expired on November 23, most aspects of the order continued, but state officials removed the rules on house meetings and outlined recommendations for those meetings instead of government orders. On Thursday, Herbert said public health officials knew that cases would decrease when community health meetings were low and increase when they were not.

He did not, however, state that he had any plans to re-establish such restrictions before Christmas, saying they would not be implemented and would be in violation of the government.

A bridge too far away to say “This is what we’re going to see you do inside your house”. Herbert said.

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According to Herbert, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the next 45-60 days could be the worst of the epidemics so far. When the cold weather and another big holiday comes, more and more people will gather at home.

Despite waking up recently, Herbert was optimistic that the end of the epidemic was near.

“We’ll put this together,” he said. “2021 will be a good year.”

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert spoke at a news conference Thursday morning. Utah Health Department State Epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn also spoke at the event. See reprint below.

New COVID-19 cases

The government now estimates there are 62,309 COVID-19 cases in Utah. The average number of seven-day COVID-19 cases per day is 2,627, according to the Department of Health. The positive test rate per day during that period is now 24.2%.

The state’s seven – day positive test rate dropped to about 21% earlier this week, but has now risen to 24.2%, said Dr. Angela Dunn, state epidemiologist at the Department of Health. This indicates that another rise in cases is an immediate possibility, he said.


The new numbers represent a 2% increase in positive events from Wednesday. Of the 1,454,844 people tested for COVID-19 in Utah so far, 14.2% have tested positive for the disease.

There are currently 597 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Utah, according to state data. Of them, 209 are in the intensive care unit, according to state data. As of Thursday, about 86% of all Utah ICU beds, including nearly 89% of ICU beds in Utah’s referral hospitals, are occupied by 16 health facilities that can provide the best Govt-19 care.

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State data show that 57% of non-ICU hospital beds are occupied in Utah on Thursday.

“Hospitals can only accommodate so many of us,” Herbert said.

Gov. Gary Herbert speaks during a Govt-19 press conference on Thursday, December 3, 2020 in Capitol, Salt Lake City. (Photo: Christine Murphy, KSL)

11 deaths announced on Thursday:

  • A Carbon County man aged 65 to 84 was hospitalized when he died
  • The Salt Lake County man was over 85 and was hospitalized when he died
  • Two Salt Lake County men between the ages of 65 and 84 were not hospitalized when they died
  • Two Salt Lake County men between the ages of 65 and 84 were hospitalized when they died
  • A Utah County man aged 65 to 84 was not hospitalized when he died
  • A Utah County man aged 45 to 64 and a resident of a long-term care facility
  • The Weber County man is over 85 and a resident of a long-term care center
  • A Washington County woman aged 65 to 84 was not hospitalized when she died
  • Weber County woman aged 45 to 64 and a resident of a long-term care center

A total of 142,939 Utah Govt-19 cases are now considered to have been recovered, state data show.

Utah’s health guidance levels for individual districts in the state have remained the same since last week. Docket, Peugeot and Rich districts are considered to have the lowest COVID-19 transmission, while all other districts in Utah have the highest transfer levels.

The broadcast coding system was suspended during the two-week “hard reset” health order from November 9-23, but resumed last week.

On Thursday, Ton announced the presence of Utah Modified isolated guidelines For persons exposed to COVID-19, in accordance with the CDC.

People can now be isolated for 10 days instead of 14. In addition, if they are tested on the seventh day and give a negative result, and have no symptoms of COVID-19, they may end their isolation, Dunn said.

Although it is expected that vaccines will begin to be distributed by the end of this month, it is important that people continue to wear masks to control social exclusion and crowds in those in their own home even after the vaccine has been introduced.

“We need to be consistent over the next several months,” he said.

State Epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn speaks during a Govt-19 press conference on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at the Capitol in Salt Lake City. (Photo: Christine Murphy, KSL)

Health workers are expected to begin getting vaccinated in Utah later this month. The CDC has indicated that the vaccine will be widely available by April, with local Utah health officials saying the deadline is June or July for the state.

Herbert said he hopes everyone in Utah who wants a vaccine can get one.

“There is help and hope along the way,” Herbert said. “Accept responsibility, do what you can, transform, innovate and cope, we will do it together.”


Test results now include data from PCR tests and antigen tests. Positive COVID-19 test results are reported to the health department as soon as they are confirmed, but negative test results are not reported for 24 to 72 hours.

The total number of cases reported by the Utah Department of Health each day since the outbreak in Utah, including the current victims, survivors and deaths.

Recovered cases are defined as those who have been infected with COVID-19 for three or more weeks and have not died.

According to the Department of Health, deaths reported by the state usually occur two to seven days earlier. Some deaths may still be behind, especially if the person is from Utah, but dies in another state.

The Department of Health reports confirmed and possible COVID-19 case deaths within the case limits defined by the State Council and regional epidemiologists. The death toll is subject to change once the trial is over.

For deaths that are said to be COVID-19 deaths, the Department of Health says the person would not have died without COVID-19.

The data included in this story primarily reflect the state of Utah as a whole. For more localized data, visit your local health district website.

More information on Utah’s health guidance levels is available here

Information from the Utah Department of Health and For more information on how the Utah Department of Health compiles and reports COVID-19 data, see Scroll to the “Data Notes” section at the bottom of the page.


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