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

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With 3,395 brand-new coronavirus cases reported Saturday, Utahs rate of new diagnoses dropped slightly, but hospitalizations reached brand-new records.

The Utah Department of Health on Saturday reported a seven-day average of 3,229 new positive test results each day– below Fridays record-high rate of 3,331, but far above the 2,200 new everyday cases the state was averaging two weeks earlier.

Utahs death toll from the coronavirus stood at 787 on Saturday, with 14 deaths reported since Friday:

3 Salt Lake County female, ages 25 to 44, 65 to 84, and older than 85. 2 Weber County guys, one age 65 to 84 and one older than 85. 4 Salt Lake County guy, ages 65 to 84. A Utah County male, older than 85. A Wasatch County male, age 65 to 84. An Emery County man, age 65 to 84. A Washington County guy, age 45 to 64. A Sevier County male, age 65 to 84.

Three Salt Lake County female, ages 25 to 44, 65 to 84, and older than 85. 2 Weber County men, one age 65 to 84 and one older than 85. 4 Salt Lake County male, ages 65 to 84. A Wasatch County male, age 65 to 84.

In total, 7,458 patients have actually been hospitalized in Utah for COVID-19, 782 of them in the past week.

For the previous week, 23.7% of all tests have actually come back favorable– a rate that suggests a great deal of infected individuals are not being tested, state officials have actually stated.

There were 16,270 new test results reported on Saturday, above the weeklong average of about 13,900 brand-new tests each day.

A record 551 Utah clients were concurrently admitted to medical facilities since Saturday, UDOH reported.

The greatest rates of brand-new cases per capita were in Sevier, Garfield, Utah and Cache counties, where more than one in every 65 people has actually tested positive for the infection in the previous 2 weeks– suggesting their cases are thought about “active.” And Wasatch, Salt Lake, Morgan and Washington counties each are reporting more than one in every 75 homeowners have actually evaluated positive in the past two weeks.

This story will be updated.

Amongst Utahs 98 “small areas,” used by state authorities to track health data, the highest case rates stay in the northern areas of Orem, where at least one in every 38 individuals has an active infection.

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