Utah coronavirus case numbers spike to 656 on Friday – Salt Lake Tribune

Coronavirus cases increased in Utah on Friday, with 656 brand-new infections, the Utah Department of Health reported. The increase might be tied to reporting hold-ups due to Mondays Labor Day holiday and Tuesdays wind storm in northern Utah, health authorities said. “Todays caseload growth is the largest day-to-day net boost we have reported given that late July. We are looking carefully at the numbers, and wish to repeat, as we have throughout this response, that a person day of data does not always show a trend,” state epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn stated in a news release. “… Many testing places were closed Monday for Labor Day and Tuesday due to the wind storm. Its possible people who would have been tested Monday and Tuesday waited until later in the week to be tested, resulting in a boost in the number of favorable cases determined today.” For the previous 7 days, Utah has actually averaged 403 brand-new favorable test results per day, the health department said, noting that is below the previous Fridays 409-case average. Gov. Gary Herbert had actually stated he desired the state average to get below 400 brand-new cases per day by Sept. 1, an objective Utah fulfilled in mid-August but went beyond once again last week. Utahs death toll from the coronavirus stood at 431 on Friday, with one fatality reported given that Thursday– a Salt Lake County man, older than 85, who was not hospitalized when he passed away. Hospitalizations were up slightly on Friday, with 123 Utah patients concurrently admitted, UDOH reported. Typically, 119 clients have actually been getting treatment in Utah hospitals each day for the previous week– well below the peak average of 211 clients hospitalized each day at the end of July In total, 3,288 clients have been hospitalized in Utah for COVID-19, up 15 from Thursday. Statewide, Utahs rate of positive tests has actually been above 5% since May 25, according to UDOH data. There were 4,041 brand-new test results reported on Friday, about on par with the weeklong average of 4,013 brand-new tests daily. Testing need has actually been declining for the past week and remains far below mid-July, when the state was reporting more than 7,000 brand-new test results per day, typically. Considering that public schools began opening on Aug. 13, there have been 34 break outs in schools, impacting 156 patients, with 5 new outbreaks and 8 new cases reported in the previous day. Considering that the start of the pandemic, there have been 201 clients infected in 45 school outbreaks, with a mean age of 17. 9 of those clients have been hospitalized; none have actually died. Of 56,675 Utahns who have actually checked positive for COVID-19, 48,021 are considered “recovered”– that is, they have actually endured for a minimum of 3 weeks after being diagnosed.

For the previous 7 days, Utah has balanced 403 brand-new positive test results per day, the health department said, noting that is listed below the previous Fridays 409-case average. Gov. Gary Herbert had stated he desired the state average to get listed below 400 new cases per day by Sept. 1, a goal Utah met in mid-August however exceeded once again last week. On average, 119 clients have actually been receiving treatment in Utah health centers each day for the previous week– well below the peak average of 211 clients hospitalized each day at the end of July In total, 3,288 patients have actually been hospitalized in Utah for COVID-19, up 15 from Thursday.

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