Ministry of Health: 2,667 new cases of coronavirus, and 8 deaths, Sunday, in Utah

Salt Lake City – The Utah Department of Health on Sunday reported 2,667 new confirmed cases of testing for COVID-19 in the state and eight new deaths from the disease.

It says 484 Utahs are currently in hospital for COVID-19 – 186 of those patients are in intensive care – and that 10,485 new people were tested on yesterday’s numbers.

Overall, this brings the state to a total of 153,808 confirmed cases, 718 deaths and 6,769 hospitalizations since then. The epidemic seem. Of the total, 48,773 were considered active and 104,317 were recovered.

The Ministry of Health said in an email that the eight new deaths reported include:

  • Cache County woman over 85 years old who was a resident of a long-term care facility
  • A Garfield County man over the age of 85 was hospitalized when he died
  • A man in Salt Lake County over the age of 85 has been hospitalized
  • Utah County man over 85 and not hospitalized
  • A Utah man aged between 65 and 84 has been hospitalized
  • Washington County man, aged between 45 and 64, who was staying in a long-term care facility
  • A Washington County woman, aged 65 to 84, is hospitalized
  • A man from Weber County, aged between 65 and 84, has been hospitalized

Since last Sunday, the state has reported 59 coronavirus-related deaths.

Over the past week, Utah recorded 2,985 new cases of COVID-19 per day and a positive test rate of 24.3. A month agoThese numbers reached 1,204 cases and 13.9%. in September. fifteen They were 522 and 10.6%.

Saturday saw the highest total daily case in Utah so far, With more than 5,300 cases reported. About 1,300 of those cases were from Friday. However, 4,000 new cases will be the largest number reported in Utah in a single day.

The rise in the number of cases prompted Gov. Gary Herbert To issue a statewide mask authorization one week in advance And to encourage Utah not to mix with people outside of their homes, or to participate in extracurricular school activities, for now. These two items of the emergency order are due to expire within one week, but the mask’s mandate “will be extended in the foreseeable future,” according to Coronavirus response site in the state.


Test results now include data from PCR tests and antigen tests. Positive COVID-19 test results are reported to the Ministry of Health upon confirmation, 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 the outbreak began in Utah, including those currently infected, those who recovered from the disease, and those who have died.

A recovered case is defined as anyone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 three weeks or more ago and has not died.

State-reported deaths typically occur two to seven days before the date they were reported, according to the Health Department. Some of the deaths may have been from further afield, especially if the person was from Utah but died in another state.

The Ministry of Health has reported confirmed and probable COVID-19 case deaths according to the case definition set by the State Council and regional epidemiologists. The number of deaths is subject to change as investigations into the case are completed.

The data in this story primarily reflects the state of Utah as a whole. For more local data, visit the local health district website.

Information from the Utah Department of Health and For more information on how the Utah Department of Health collects and reports COVID-19 data, visit // Scroll down to the “Data Notes” section at the bottom of the page.

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Graham Dudley

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