SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s number of COVID-19 cases increased by 1,393 from Saturday, with two more deaths reported, Utah Department of Health officials said Sunday.
The new numbers indicate a 1.8% increase in cumulative positive cases since Saturday. Of the 860,894 people tested for COVID-19 in Utah so far, 9% have tested positive for COVID-19.
The rolling seven-day average number of positive cases per day is now at 998, according to the health department. The positive test rate per day for that time period is now 13.7%.
With Sunday’s numbers, Utah now has had 77,618 total confirmed cases, with 3,980 total hospitalizations and 478 total deaths from the disease dating back to March.
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Test results now include data from PCR tests and antigen tests. Positive COVID-19 test results are reported to the health department immediately after they are confirmed, 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 Utah’s outbreak began, including those who are currently infected, those who have recovered from the disease, and those who have died.
Recovered cases are defined as anyone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 three or more weeks ago and has not died.
Deaths reported by the state typically occurred two to seven days prior to when they are reported, according to the health department. Some deaths may be from even further back, especially if the person is from Utah but has died in another state.
The health department reports both confirmed and probable COVID-19 case deaths per the case definition outlined by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. The death counts are subject to change as case investigations are completed.
Data included in this story primarily reflects the state of Utah as a whole. For more localized data, visit your local health district’s website.
Information is from the Utah Department of Health and coronavirus.utah.gov/case-counts. For more information on how the Utah Department of Health compiles and reports COVID-19 data, visit coronavirus.utah.gov/case-counts and scroll down to the “Data Notes” section at the bottom of the page.
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