747 cases of COVID-19 in Utah are highest in one day since July

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Another 747 Utvans have tested positive for COVID-19 – the most in a day since Pioneer Day – by the Utah Department of Health on Wednesday.

The state’s rolling seven-day average for new cases – the metric public-health officials use to gauge trends – went up to 585 cases per day. A week ago, it averaged 404 per day.

UDOH said in its daily report that the percentage of positive test results was recorded at 11.1% on Wednesday, up from Tuesday’s record of 10.6%.

Another urn was added to the state’s death toll, killing 437 people. The man who died was a Salt Lake County man, who was over 85 years old and not hospitalized at the time of his death.

UDOH has not reported many cases in a day since July 24, Pioneer Day, when the daily tally was 863 cases. From 25 June to 30 July, the seven-day average was above 500 cases per day, reaching 669 a day on 22 July.

Utah, “is currently facing a new spike in cases, as we saw earlier in the summer,” the state’s epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn said in a statement.

Dunn reiterated that “we learned from our experience this summer that wearing masks and practicing physical disturbances, as well as slowing the spread of COVID-19 in our communities when we are sick and regularly wash our hands Can help. “

Taking those steps, Dunn said, “We can prevent unnecessary death and disease.”

UDOH reported that another 4,119 tests for the virus were conducted in the last 24 hours. That’s well below the capacity of 7,000 tests a day Utah’s laboratories were processing this summer.

Utah County leads the state in new cases, posting 309 Wednesday, a new single-day record for the county. Wednesday represents 41% of the new cases, even though Utah County has about 20% of the state’s population. The seven-day rolling average of Utah County new cases is 226.7 per day.

The state’s most populous Salt Lake County recorded 272 of Wednesday’s new cases, the most in a single day since July 25 – in the midst of summer growth. The seven-day average of Salt Lake County new cases is 211.1 per day.

Since public schools began opening on August 13, there have been 48 outbreaks in schools, affecting 293 patients, with a new outbreak and 48 new cases reported in the past.

Since the onset of the epidemic, 338 patients have been infected in 59 outbreaks of school, with 16 years of age. Nine of those patients are hospitalized; No one is dead

As of Wednesday, 115 people were hospitalized in Utah with COVID-19, including 20 from the previous day. Since the epidemic began, 3,381 euthanasia has been hospitalized with COVID-19.

This story will be updated.