Utah coronavirus cases up 3395 Saturday, as hospitalizations set another record – Salt Lake Tribune

Utah coronavirus cases up 3395 Saturday, as hospitalizations set another record – Salt Lake Tribune

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With 3,395 new coronavirus circumstances reported Saturday, Utah’s price of latest diagnoses dropped barely, however hospitalizations reached new information.

The Utah Division of Well being on Saturday reported a seven-day common of three,229 new optimistic check outcomes per day — beneath Friday’s record-high price of three,331, however far above the two,200 new every day circumstances the state was averaging two weeks in the past.

Utah’s demise toll from the coronavirus stood at 787 on Saturday, with 14 fatalities reported since Friday:

  • Three Salt Lake County girl, ages 25 to 44, 65 to 84, and older than 85.
  • Two Weber County males, one age 65 to 84 and one older than 85.
  • 4 Salt Lake County man, ages 65 to 84.
  • A Utah County man, older than 85.
  • A Wasatch County man, age 65 to 84.
  • An Emery County man, age 65 to 84.
  • A Washington County man, age 45 to 64.
  • A Sevier County man, age 65 to 84.

A document 551 Utah sufferers have been concurrently admitted to hospitals as of Saturday, UDOH reported.

In whole, 7,458 sufferers have been hospitalized in Utah for COVID-19, 782 of them previously week.

For the previous week, 23.7% of all assessments have come again optimistic — a price that signifies a lot of contaminated individuals are not being examined, state officers have mentioned.

The best charges of latest circumstances per capita have been in Sevier, Garfield, Utah and Cache counties, the place multiple in each 65 folks has examined optimistic for the virus previously two weeks — that means their circumstances are thought-about “lively.” And Wasatch, Salt Lake, Morgan and Washington counties every are reporting multiple in each 75 residents have examined optimistic previously two weeks.

Amongst Utah’s 98 “small areas,” utilized by state officers to trace well being knowledge, the best case charges stay within the northern neighborhoods of Orem, the place no less than one in each 38 folks has an lively an infection.

There have been 16,270 new check outcomes reported on Saturday, above the weeklong common of about 13,900 new assessments per day.

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