SALT LAKE CITY — Utah surpassed 1,000 COVID-19 deaths for the first time Thursday as the state health department reported 3,401 new cases and 21 more deaths.
A total of 1,016 Utahns have now died from the disease, according to the Utah Department of Health.
The rolling seven-day average number of positive cases per day is now at 2,816, according to the health department. The positive test rate per day for that time period is now 26.2%. There are 554 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in Utah, state data shows.
Thursday’s totals give Utah 225,946 total confirmed cases, with 9,187 total hospitalizations.
Also Thursday, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is scheduled to provide his weekly COVID-19 update at a news conference. The event is scheduled to begin shortly and will be livestreamed here.
Gov.-elect Spencer Cox, Utah Department of Health state epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn, health department immunization program manager Rich Lakin and Governor’s Office of Management and Budget interim executive director Phil Dean will also speak at the event.
This story will be updated.
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