With cumulative positives added, as of Friday, Utah reported 5,352 cases of novel coronavirus.

Salt Lake City – The Utah Department of Health has reported 5,352 additional test-confirmed cases Covid-19 And nine deaths from Saturday’s disease.

Results come after a day The Chamber has reported an “artificially low” number of cases Because of “major technical difficulties”. The Ministry of Health said that “approximately 1,300” of the cases reported on Saturday would have been reported on Friday had it not been for the technical problems – meaning that the state is still seeing about 4,000 new cases reported on Saturday, competing and possibly exceeding Record recorded on Thursday.

With the update, Utah has now seen 151,141 diagnosed cases of COVID-19, 710 deaths, and a total of 6,676 hospitalizations since the pandemic began. Currently, 487 Utahs have been reported in hospital for the virus and 184 of these patients are in intensive care.

The Ministry of Health said that the nine new deaths reported include:

  • A Salt Lake County man aged between 25 and 44 was hospitalized when he died
  • Salt Lake County man, aged between 45 and 64, has not been hospitalized
  • A Washington County man aged between 65 and 84 who has been hospitalized
  • A Washington County woman, aged 65 to 84, is hospitalized
  • Tooele County Woman, aged 65-84, not hospitalized
  • A Summit County woman, aged 65 to 84, was a resident of a long-term care facility
  • A Utah woman aged 65-84 is hospitalized
  • Two Davis County women, ages 65 to 84, have been hospitalized

This is the second coronavirus-related death reported in Summit County since the start of the pandemic. This is the lowest of any health area in Utah; Some health districts consist of individual provinces, while other rural areas contain several provinces. Some rural counties have seen a few deaths individually.

Meanwhile, Salt Lake and Utah counties together now account for about 64% of virus deaths in the state.

Last week, the state had an average of 2,957 new cases per day and a positive test rate of 23.6. The Ministry of Health stated that 17,544 new people were tested on numbers on Friday; All in all, the state now has performed at least 1,724,263 total tests on 1,234,250 different people.

A total of 42 Utah states were reported to have died from the coronavirus between Monday and Friday this week.

Under government. Gary Herbert Current emergency commandThe entire state of Utah is under a mask in public. In addition, the emergency order requires Utahens to limit informal social gatherings to other members of their family for another week until November 23. Most of the after-school extracurricular activities have also been postponed until that time.

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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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