SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 1,077 from Friday, with 3 new deaths reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.
It’s the second day in a row Utah has seen more than 1,000 new cases in a single day, having seen 1,117 new cases on Friday.
State officials now estimate there are 62,852 active cases of COVID-19 in Utah. The rolling seven-day average number of positive cases per day is now at 796 — skyrocketing up from below 500 last weekend, according to the health department. The positive test rate per day for that time period is now 12.7%.
The new numbers indicate a 3.58% decrease in positive cases since Friday.
There are currently 137 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Utah, according to state data.
A total of 50,957 Utah COVID-19 cases are now considered recovered, according to the health department.
There is not a COVID-19 news conference scheduled for Saturday. Herbert and health department state epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn provided a coronavirus update at a news conference Thursday.
Test results now include data from PCR tests and antigen tests. Positive COVID-19 test results are reported to the health department immediately after they are confirmed, but negative test results may not be reported for 24 to 72 hours.
The total number of cases reported by the Utah Department of Health each day includes all cases of COVID-19 since Utah’s outbreak began, including those who are currently infected, those who have recovered from the disease, and those who have died.
Recovered cases are defined as anyone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 three or more weeks ago and has not died.
Deaths reported by the state typically occurred two to seven days prior to when they are reported, according to the health department. Some deaths may be from even further back, especially if the person is from Utah but has died in another state.
The health department reports both confirmed and probable COVID-19 case deaths per the case definition outlined by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. The death counts are subject to change as case investigations are completed.
Data included in this story primarily reflects the state of Utah as a whole. For more localized data, visit your local health district’s website.
Information is from the Utah Department of Health and coronavirus.utah.gov/case-counts. For more information on how the Utah Department of Health compiles and reports COVID-19 data, visit coronavirus.utah.gov/case-counts and scroll down to the “Data Notes” section at the bottom of the page.
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