There were 1,765 new COVID-19 cases and 4 deaths in Utah on Sunday, according to the Department of Health

Salt Lake City – in its daily update on the spread New coronavirus In Utah, the state Department of Health on Sunday reported 1,765 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and four deaths from the disease.

The update comes as 8,702 more uttons were said to have been tested on Saturday numbers. Overall, this update brings a total of 104,882 confirmed cases to Utah and 572 deaths from COVID-19 since the onset of the epidemic.

In an email, the Department of Health said the deaths were:

  • The 85-year-old Washington County man was hospitalized when he died
  • A Washington County man aged 65 to 84 was admitted to hospital
  • Emery County woman aged 45 to 64 admitted to hospital
  • Someone between the ages of 15 and 24 admitted to the hospital

No further information was provided about the deceased youth, as in a residential district; Officials wrote that “there is a small number in this age group” so additional information would make it easier to identify the man. Losing someone too young to COVID-19 is very rare in Utah, and such deaths often involve additional health problems or pre-existing conditions.

The new case number represents the second-highest number of cases in Utah ever reported in a single day, and only the second Friday 1,960 And from slightly above Saturday count.

Last week, Utah reported an average of 1,490 cases a day and a positive test percentage of 16.6. The Department of Health says 308 patients are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19, reducing the capacity of some intensive care units. Of the 308 people admitted to the hospital, 120 are in intensive care, the department said.

The government says more than 75% of its ICU beds are currently occupied for any reason.

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and health leaders will present an update on the war on the corona virus at their regular news conference this week. The conference usually takes place on Wednesdays or Thursdays.

Officials will use this opportunity to announce changes in the transfer levels in the districts The code they announced two weeks ago. Transfer table Health officials have changed the color-coded guidance system they have been using for months, and are sorting districts into three tiers with different restrictions on each.

Because The state’s latest corona virus spikeHowever, the majority of the state is with “high” levels of transmission, in which the need for a mask in public indoor settings and physical distance is out when it is not possible.


Test results now include data from PCR tests and antigen tests. Positive COVID-19 test results are reported to the health department as soon as they are confirmed, but negative test results are not reported for 24 to 72 hours.

The total number of cases reported by the Utah Department of Health each day since the outbreak in Utah, including the current victims, survivors and deaths.

Recovered cases are defined as those who have been infected with COVID-19 for three or more weeks and have not died.

According to the Department of Health, deaths reported by the state usually occur two to seven days earlier. Some deaths may still be behind, especially if the person is from Utah, but dies in another state.

The Department of Health reports confirmed and possible COVID-19 case deaths within the case limits defined by the State Council and regional epidemiologists. The death toll is subject to change once the trial is over.

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

More information on Utah’s health guidance levels is available at

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

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