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The SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic - A Utah Perspective
Report for September 2021
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Publication Note:
This is the fourth report using a new monthly report on the SARS-CoV-2 global pandemic. Johns Hopkins University started to provide a new data elements which represent data for the most recent twenty-eight days. This  data is ncluded in the data table below as of October 3, 2021. See Weekly data for Utah.
The weekly seven day average of new cases of Covid-19 in Utah.
The weekly seven day average of Covid-19 deaths in Utah.
Most Recent Month
*** Focus on Utah ***

Starting a week ago we began to see the first significant drop in new cases since the start of the surge related to the delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The drop this past week was not as large as expected, but still reinforces the expectation that the number of cases in Utah will continue to drop. The most recent 7-day death rate also declined slightly, but processing Covid-19 deaths in Utah can take weeks to process so this data does not always make sense. The total number of cases related to public schools rose to 8,845  from 7,314 the prior week.

During the month of September total number of cases in Utah exceeded 500,000. Almost 16% of the state's population has been infected with the virus.

*** Focus on the United States ****

The 10 states with the most cases (population adjusted) are (worst to best. Kentucky, Alaska, West Virginia, Wyoming, Tennessee, Montana, South Carolina, Idaho, North Dakota, Alabama, North Carolina.  Last month most of these cases were in the southeastern United States. Now only South Carolina and Alabama remain. The rest of the list are states further north.

The 10 states with the least cases (population adjusted) are (best to worst) are: Connecticut, Maryland, California, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New York, Illinois, Vermont, Rhode Island, Missouri, New Mexico. This list includes many northeastern states, even though in most of these states their infection rates are a bit higher.

The United States had 1.1% of its population infected in the last 28 days.

A notable element in the data was the significant growth in deaths in most states across the country. This pushed the United States exceeded 700,000 deaths.

*** Focus on the rest of the World ***

Infection rates have come down in Asia, yet in India, Thailand, and the Philippines, 2% of the population were infected in the past 28 days. European countries were generally below 1% except for the U.K.

In Europe, the U.K., France, and Greece are somewhat better than the United States. Other European nations are doing much better.

The Data for the week ending October 3, 2021
Country Population Infected Current Count Overall Infection Rate Infected last 28 days Infection Rate last 28 days Total Deaths Overall Death Rate Deaths Last 28 Days Death Rate Last 28 days
ASIA                  
China 1,433,783,686 108,528 0.01% 1342 0.00% 4,849 4.47% 1 0.07%
India 1,366,417,754 33,813,903 2.47% 825230 0.06% 448,817 1.33% 8,284 1.00%
Japan 126,860,301 1,705,916 1.34% 142482 0.11% 17,747 1.04% 1,391 0.98%
Philippenes 108,116,615 2,593,399 2.40% 519089 0.48% 38,768 1.49% 4,594 0.89%
Viet Nam 96,462,106 808,578 0.84% 292032 0.30% 19,715 2.44% 6,808 2.33%
Thailand 69,625,582 1,637,432 2.35% 361522 0.52% 17,014 1.04% 4,306 1.19%
S. Korea 51,225,308 318,105 0.62% 57701 0.11% 2,507 0.79% 186 0.32%
Taiwan 23,773,876 16,250 0.07% 231 0.00% 843 5.19% 6 2.60%
Hong Kong NA                
Country Population Infected Current Count Overall Infection Rate Infected last 28 days Infection Rate last 28 days Total Deaths Overall Death Rate Deaths Last 28 Days Death Rate Last 28 days
EUROPE                  
Russia 145,961,031 7,474,850 5.12% 555,576 0.38% 206,179 2.76% 22,180 3.99%
Germany 83,517,045 4,256,909 5.10% 240,685 0.29% 93,792 2.20% 1,439 0.60%
U.K. 67,530,172 7,937,766 11.75% 934,096 1.38% 137,338 1.73% 3,810 0.41%
France 65,129,728 7,116,470 10.93% 205,550 0.32% 117,586 1.65% 2,226 1.08%
Italy 60,550,075 4,682,034 7.73% 112,941 0.19% 131,031 2.80% 1,532 1.36%
Spain 46,692,858 4,961,128 10.63% 83,373 0.18% 86,463 1.74% 1,668 2.00%
Greece 10,473,455 661,308 6.31% 61,499 0.59% 14,920 2.26% 1,046 1.70%
Sweden 10,036,379 1,153,655 11.49% 23,130 0.23% 14,868 1.29% 176 0.76%
Country Population Infected Current Count Overall Infection Rate Infected last 28 days Infection Rate last 28 days Total Deaths Overall Death Rate Deaths Last 28 Days Death Rate Last 28 days
AMERICAS                  
U.S.A 329,064,917 43,669,745 13.27% 3,658,765 1.11% 700,982 1.61% 52,269 1.43%
Canada 37,411,047 1,639,619 4.38% 118,277 0.32% 27,996 1.71% 927 0.78%
Brazil 212,559,417 21,459,117 10.10% 581,253 0.27% 597,723 2.79% 14,361 2.47%
                   
Middle East                  
Iran 82,913,906 5,624,128 6.78% 519,089 0.63% 121,109 2.15% 10,816 2.08%
Turkey 83,809,754 7,181,500 8.57% 702,867 0.84% 64,240 0.89% 6,403 0.91%
                   
Other                  
Australia 25,203,198 111,392 0.44% 49,769 0.20% 1,334 1.20% 295 0.59%
                   
                   
State Population Infected Current Count Overall Infection Rate Infected last 28 days Infection Rate last 28 days Total Deaths Overall Death Rate Deaths Last 28 Days Death Rate Last 28 days
California 39,512,223 4,731,043 11.97% 230,023 0.58% 69,246 1.46% 2,859 1.24%
Texas 28,995,881 4,083,305 14.08% 382,281 1.32% 65,785 1.61% 7,513 1.97%
Florida 21,477,737 3,620,106 16.86% 267,655 1.25% 52,299 1.44% 8,975 3.35%
New York 19,453,561 2,436,048 12.52% 138,406 0.71% 55,434 2.28% 1,056 0.76%
Pennsylvania 12,801,989 144,053 1.13% 122,431 0.96% 29,515 20.49% 1,108 0.90%
Illinois 12,671,821 1,630,540 12.87% 92,540 0.73% 27,450 1.68% 950 1.03%
Ohio 11,689,100 1,429,745 12.23% 178,663 1.53% 22,273 1.56% 769 0.43%
Georgia 10,617,423 1,582,063 14.90% 148,349 1.40% 26,242 1.66% 3,122 2.10%
North Carolina 10,488,084 1,400,217 13.35% 162,824 1.55% 16,605 1.19% 1,897 1.17%
Michigan 9,986,857 1,159,419 11.61% 88,456 0.89% 22,439 1.94% 767 0.87%
New Jersey 8,882,190 1,159,632 13.06% 57,404 0.65% 27,472 2.37% 523 0.91%
Virginia 8,535,519 869,328 10.18% 91,161 1.07% 12,806 1.47% 907 0.99%
Washington 7,614,893 660,910 8.68% 85,420 1.12% 7,765 1.17% 1,074 1.26%
Arizona 7,278,717 1,100,167 15.11% 72,808 1.00% 20,134 1.83% 1,137 1.56%
Massachusetts 6,949,503 813,599 11.71% 48,015 0.69% 18,647 2.29% 361 0.75%
Tennessee 6,833,174 1,231,820 18.03% 160,695 2.35% 15,198 1.23% 1,576 0.98%
Indiana 6,733,174 965,982 14.35% 92,502 1.37% 15,686 1.62% 1,116 1.21%
Missouri 6,137,428 830,103 13.53% 53,826 0.88% 12,011 1.45% 877 1.63%
Maryland 6,045,680 536,249 8.87% 32,928 0.54% 10,478 1.95% 413 1.25%
Wisconsin 5,822,434 814,187 13.98% 72,952 1.25% 8,901 1.09% 380 0.52%
Colorado 5,758,736 673,517 11.70% 51,173 0.89% 7,594 1.13% 400 0.78%
Minnesota 5,639,632 714,790 12.67% 59,372 1.05% 8,273 1.16% 336 0.57%
South Carolina 5,148,714 860,369 16.71% 107,991 2.10% 12,570 1.46% 1,789 1.66%
Alabama 4,903,185 800,692 16.33% 80,520 1.64% 14,470 1.81% 2,055 2.55%
Louisiana 4,648,794 741,906 15.96% 45,006 0.97% 13,988 1.89% 1,281 2.85%
Kentucky 4,467,794 695,474 15.57% 182,985 4.10% 8,804 1.27% 959 0.52%
Oregon 4,217,737 331,709 7.86% 47,836 1.13% 3,815 1.15% 543 1.14%
Oklahoma 3,956,971 615,217 15.55% 54,367 1.37% 8,949 1.45% 948 1.74%
Connecticut 3,565,287 391,006 10.97% 15,931 0.45% 8,650 2.21% 256 1.61%
Utah 3,205,958 510,209 15.91% 40,780 1.27% 2,943 0.58% 285 0.70%
Iowa 3,155,070 455,579 14.44% 44,002 1.39% 6,563 1.44% 256 0.58%
Nevada 3,080,156 422,329 13.71% 27,734 0.90% 7,166 1.70% 583 2.10%
Arkansas 3,017,825 497,576 16.49% 34,853 1.15% 7,724 1.55% 686 1.97%
Mississippi 2,976,149 489,216 16.44% 42,353 1.42% 9,646 1.97% 1,106 2.61%
Kansas 2,913,314 412,162 14.15% 34,082 1.17% 6,072 1.47% 437 1.28%
New Mexico 2,096,829 253,815 12.10% 18,425 0.88% 4,812 1.90% 260 1.41%
Nebraska 1,934,408 267,079 13.81% 19,759 1.02% 2,427 0.91% 80 0.40%
West Virginia 1,792,147 244,698 13.65% 47,187 2.63% 3,722 1.52% 598 1.27%
Idaho 1,787,147 260,012 14.55% 34,468 1.93% 2,964 1.14% 585 1.70%
Hawaii 1,415,872 79,851 5.64% 13,073 0.92% 801 1.00% 187 1.43%
New Hampshire 1,359,711 120,763 8.88% 12,050 0.89% 1,481 1.23% 55 0.46%
Maine 1,344,212 91,468 6.80% 13,399 1.00% 1,026 1.12% 187 1.40%
Montana 1,068,778 152,005 14.22% 22,518 2.11% 2,017 1.33% 206 0.91%
Rhode Island 1,059,361 172,719 16.30% 8,977 0.85% 2,838 1.64% 65 0.72%
Delaware 973,764 134,217 13.78% 12,473 1.28% 1,972 1.47% 81 0.65%
South Dakota 884,659 145,474 16.44% 11,619 1.31% 2,145 1.47% 71 0.61%
North Dakota 762,062 133,785 17.56% 14,125 1.85% 1,655 1.24% 59 0.42%
Alaska 731,545 115,703 15.82% 25,061 3.43% 578 0.50% 130 0.52%
Vermont 623,989 34,221 5.48% 5,197 0.83% 321 0.94% 40 0.77%
Wyoming 578,759 91,169 15.75% 13,963 2.41% 996 1.09% 138 0.99%
September 10, 2021
More and more individuals are contracting Covid-19 in Utah. For the latest week, the 7-day moving average reached 1,507 new cases. This is the highest since the start of the surge of the delta variant. Deaths per day held about steady at 9 deaths per day. Children in Elementary School can't be vaccinated, The number of new cases from public schools in Utah is 5706 (includes 600 classified as teacher/other).
September 17, 2021
For the latest week, the 7-day moving average reached 1,572 new cases, up 65 cases per day from the prior week. This is yet another new high since the start of the surge of the delta variant. Seven day average deaths was steady at 9. The number of cases traced to public school students and personnell now totals 5706 with just under 700 of those being administrators, teachers and staff. These numbers apply to the 2021-2022 school year which is 4 weeks old for some districts.
September 24, 2021

The number of new Covid-19 cases declined significantly this past week. The 7-day average dropped from 1572 to 1388. Good news. This suggests that Utah is probably on a declining path of infections going forward.

Infection rates in the southeastern part of the United States (the hardest-hit area) are declining. Meanwhile, cases in New England are rising, however, vaccination rates in New England are much higher than in the southeast so the impact should be much less. The stock market lifted this week largely on the view that nationally the impact of the SARS-CoV-2 variant is on the decline.

The number of deaths per day in Utah jumped from 9 to 12.

The case count in public schools rose to 7314 a significant jump from the prior week. Perhaps this jump in cases is due to delayed reporting.