Utah confirms 1,200 new COVID-19 cases, 7 more deaths on Sunday

phlebotomist David Sagae checks a vial of saliva at an Intermountain Healthcare COVID-19 mobile testing site outside of Orem Community Hospital in Orem on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020.

phlebotomist David Sagae checks a vial of saliva at an Intermountain Healthcare COVID-19 mobile testing site outside of Orem Community Hospital in Orem on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. | Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah health officials reported 1,200 new COVID-19 cases and seven additional deaths on Sunday.

The cases were confirmed out of 5,677 tests, a 21.1% positive rate, according to the Utah Department of Health. The rolling seven-day average for new cases is 1,161 per day, and the average positive test rate is 13.9%.

Currently, 254 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Utah, 23 more than were hospitalized on Saturday.

The seven deaths reported Sunday bring the state’s toll due to COVID-19 to 517 people. They were: three Salt Lake County men and one Tooele County man between 65-84, all of whom were hospitalized when they died; a Cache County man between 65-84 and Davis County man older than 85, both of whom were long-term care residents; and a Washington County man between 45-64, who was also hospitalized when he died.

Now 85,844 cases have been confirmed of 918,571 people tested since the start of the pandemic, a 9.3% positive rate. Hospitalizations in Utah during the outbreak now total 4,306.

About 63,300 cases are considered recovered from the disease after surviving the three-week point since their diagnoses, meaning more than 22,000 cases remain active.

This story will be updated.

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Source:: Deseret News – Utah News

      

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