Southern Utah sets new record for 1 day hospitalization for COVID-19 infection – St. George’s News

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S.T. George – Southern Utah set a new record for COVID-19 infection and hospitalization in the area on Thursday.

According to Southwest Utah Public Health Department, now there are 30 local residents hospitalized with coronavirus and 90 new covid-19 infections in southern Utah. Since then both have been one-day highs First positive test on Southern Utah March 21.

The sharp rise in local transitions comes a day after a new statewide health order was enacted, which will make face-to-face mandating mandatory in Washington, Iron and Garfield counties for at least the next two weeks, and limited social mobilization for 10 or fewer people. . Restaurants and other businesses are allowed to remain open as long as masks are required for all customers.

David Heaton, spokesman for The Southwest Utah Department of Public Health told St. George’s News that the Department of Health relies more on the market to enforce the mask order than law enforcement or public health officials.

“We hope that individuals and businesses will play their part with caution,” Hitten said. “Businesses would probably take a big hit from a business lost due to a lack of security, which would eventually involve law enforcement and was not heard of in Utah.”

15 Graphic showing 10 days with the highest number of coronavirus cases in southern Utah by October 20, 2020. | MBZ-Photodsign by Background Photo, I Stock / Getty Images Plus; Infographic by Chris Reed, St. George’s News | Click to enlarge

In a statement, David Bloodjet, director At this point all local residents should assume the virus is in their community, the Southwest Utah Public Health Department said.

“We urge everyone to do their utmost to protect our vulnerable family members and neighbors,” BloodJet said. “Act as if you were infected; Keep your distance from people outside your home; Wear a mask when close to others; Wash your hands and stay home if you are sick. ”

Director of Infectious Diseases with Intermouth Healthcare Dr. The number of locals and non-locals admitted to the hospital in COVID-19 at the Dixie Regional Medical Center in Intermvanthan yesterday was 31, according to Eddie Steinjim. However, it was with the number of local hospital admissions. At 24, it makes sure that this number is much higher now.

Steinjem said the intensive care unit is starting to fill up.

“We’re 40% more than we used to be in all of our major facilities in July,” Stanejjem told a news conference. “Our hospitals are under stress.”

The number of people hospitalized with coronavirus now exceeds the number of ICU beds available at Dixie Regional. And that bed is not just for Kovid-19 patients but for all the other emergency situations that need to be handled by the ICU unit even if the epidemic is not ongoing.

The hospital has an inte૨ intensive care unit bed but has the contingency to create a temporary “surge” ICU that can accommodate 89 ICU beds. But most COVID-19 patients need an average of 30 days in the ICU, Stenjem warned, not enough.

The Director of Infectious Diseases, Dr. Nanthan Healthcare, with the interim ountain seen by the Zoom application on October 15, 2020. Eddie Stanejim. Zoom screenshot, St. George’s News

“Many of these patients are admitted, and they stay in the hospital for a long time,” Stanejjem said. “They don’t just go inside.”

A large number of new hospital admissions are between the ages of 45 and 64, according to Utah Health Department figures.

Since the outbreak of the local epidemic in March, more than 1,000 people have been infected in Southern Utah, with 5,11 infected and 343,434 infected.

U.S. Considering the total population of Southern Utah, according to the census (251,764), more than three out of every 1,000 people in Southern Utah are currently infected with Covid-19.

If Southern Utah has a silver lining, there are now two straight days without any new deaths. However, a number of hospitalized records will likely be retrieved.

The chart shows the number of deaths and daily hospital admissions from coronavirus in southern Utah since May 1, according to the Southwest Utah Public Health Department. | Chart by Chris Reed, St. George’s News Click to enlarge

While Washington, Washington and Iron County have seen an increase in infections, rural counties in Kane and Garfield have seen a decline in infection rates over the past six days. Garfield is the only Southern Utah county that was placed in the high transmission category earlier this week. However, infections are on the rise in Beaver County.

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Southern Utah Coronavirus Count (Oct. 15, 2020, seven-day average in parentheses)

Positive COVID-19 tests: 5,113 (61.6 new infections in seven days, increasing)

  • Washington Washington County: 4,034 (51.1 per day, rising)
  • Iron County: 853 (5.4 per day, rising)
  • Kane County: 90 (0.3 per day, dropping)
  • Garfield County: (78 (૨.7 per day, dropping)
  • Beaver County: 58 (1.9 per day, rising)

Mortality: 45 (0.7 per day, dropping)

  • Washington County: 38
  • Iron County: 3
  • Garfield County:.
  • Kane County: 1

Hospitalized: 30 (emerging)

Received: Held at 4,182

Current Utah averages seven days: 1,204 (increasing)

Southern Utah counties at high transmission levels (masks required, assembled for 10 or less): Garfield (18.1% positive tests, 472.4 per 100,000 case rate)

Southern Utah Central Transmission Level Counts (Mask Required, Gathering 10 or Less Oct Oct. 29): Washington Washington (12.6% positive tests, 327.9 per 1007 case rate), Iron (8.3% positive test, 153.5 per 100,000 case rate)

Southern Utah counties at low transmission levels (masks recommended, gatherings for 50 or less): Beaver (7.1% positive tests, 197.6 per 100,000 case rate), CAN (6.5% positive tests, 90.8 per 100,000 case rate)

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