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Cor reported Saturday, 395. With new coronavirus cases, Utah’s new diagnosis rate dropped slightly, but on new hospital admissions records.
On Saturday, the Utah Department of Health recorded a seven-day average of 22,39 new positive test results – well below Friday’s record-breaking 33,331, but two weeks ago the state averaged more than 2,200 new daily cases.
The death toll from the coronavirus in Utah stood at 777 on Saturday, with 14 deaths reported since Friday.
- Three Salt Lake County women, aged 25 to 44, 65, 84, and 85 are older.
- Two Weber County men, 84 one year old and 85 one older.
- A man from Chart Lake County, aged 65 to 84.
- A man from Utah County, over 85 years old.
- A Wasshatch County man, 65 to 84 years old.
- A man from Emery County, aged 65 to 84.
- W Washington, a man from Washington County, aged 45 to 64.
- A man from Savior County, aged 65 to 84.
A record 551 Utah patients were admitted to hospitals as of Saturday, UDOH reported.
In the past week, a total of 4588 patients have been hospitalized for COVID-19 in Utah, of which 782 patients last week.
State officials said that since last week, 23.7% of all tests have returned positive – a rate that indicates that a large number of infected people are not being tested, state officials said.
The highest rates of new cases per capita were in Savior, Garfield, Utah and Cash counties, where more than one in every 65 people tested positive for the virus in the past few weeks – meaning their cases are considered “active.” And Washington County, Salt Lake, Morgan and Washington Washington counties, each reporting that more than one in 75 residents have tested positive in the past two weeks.
Of Utah’s “small” areas used by state officials to search for health data, most cases live in the northern neighborhood of Dar Orum, where every 38 people have at least one active infection.
Above the weekly average of about 13,900 new tests a day, 16,270 new test results came in on Saturday.
This story will be updated.