The Utah Department of Health’s COVID-19 report shows an increase in 563 confirmed cases – resulting in a total of 58,438 in the state and three new deaths.
“We are experiencing a clear trend towards an increase in the number of cases at the moment. This trend is largely due to an increase in cases among young people at a college in Utah County,” said Dr. Angela Dunn, a state epidemiologist, in a statement included in the report. from Monday. (Scroll down to read Dr. Dunn’s full statement.)
So far, 721,682 people in Utah have been tested for COVID-1
Utah’s moving seven-day average for positive tests is 487 per day.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,338 people in Utah have needed hospitalization for COVID-19. Of these, 134 remain hospitalized.
436 people in Utah have died from COVID-19. The three new deaths announced on Monday are:
- A man, aged 65-84, a resident of Duchesse County, was not hospitalized at the time of death
- Male, 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at death
- A man, aged 25-44, a resident of Utah County, hospitalized at the time of death
48,934 of the COVID-19 cases in Utah are considered “recovered.” A case with a diagnosis date more than three weeks ago that has not died is considered recovered.
Statement by Dr. Angela Dunn, State Epidemiologist:
“We are experiencing a clear trend towards an increase in the number of cases at the moment. This trend is largely due to an increase in cases among young adults at Utah College.
As of last Friday, 39% of all new cases come from Utah County, despite the fact that Utah County population accounts for only 20% of the state’s population. Most of these cases are among young people aged 14-24 and most of them are among young people in college.
Colleges in the state, and especially in Utah County, have been active in implementing solid prevention measures on their campuses. They need help from their students to act responsibly while off campus. What students do off-campus has a direct impact on the school’s ability to manage its campus safely.
People should avoid large gatherings indoors, where physical distancing is not possible. They must wear face coverings in public places, stay at home if they are ill and follow the instructions for quarantine and isolation from public health. “