Here are 3 charts showing the COVID resurgence in Utah

From the start of the pandemic to the recent outbreak, see how COVID-19 trends have changed in Utah.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Cars line up for COVID-19 testing in Herriman, Monday, January 3, 2022.

Coronavirus is increasing in Utah to levels not seen in about a year, fueled by the rapidly spreading omicron variant.

On Tuesday, the state’s seven-day average of new cases stood at 3,754 – the highest have reported in Utah. The previous high was 3,392 cases reported on November 22, 2020.

Even if still, recent spikes likely represent “a dramatic low amount Eddie Stenehjem, an infectious disease physician at Intermountain Healthcare, said Monday. That’s because they don’t participate in the home tests, which are also unavailable for most of 2020.

The Salt Lake Tribune created the following charts to help visualize the COVID-19 resurgence in Utah and compare it to previous trends:


The trends in hospitalizations tend to be about a week or two behind the increase in cases, experts say, but they are starting to increase in Utah.

Recent evidence suggests that omicron infections can cause less severe disease, but the sheer number of cases can still lead to “negative health and social outcomes,” according to one study. public health consultation issued by the Salt Lake County Health Department on Tuesday.

[Read more: Surgeries delayed with 500 University of Utah Hospital staff out sick amid COVID outbreak]

The public health advisory urges people to wear masks in public through January 31 and isolate at home if you feel sick, according to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Utah Department of Health has reported intensive care units across the state continue to operate around capacity.

(Christopher Cherrington | The Salt Lake Tribune)

The death trend also tends to be about a week or two later than mutation cases, experts say.

The state Department of Health on Monday confirmed 17 more deaths in the extended new year. On Tuesday, the Department of Health reported seven more deaths from COVID-19.

(Christopher Cherrington | The Salt Lake Tribune)

[Read more: 5 things you should know about COVID-19 in Utah right now] Here are 3 charts showing the COVID resurgence in Utah

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