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Another 747 Utahs have been tested for COVID-19 – for a maximum of one day since Pioneer Day, the Utah Ministry of Health said Wednesday.
The moving seven-day average for new cases in the country ̵
The percentage of positive test results across the country was a record 11.1% on Wednesday, reaching a record 10.6% on Tuesday, UDOH said in its daily report.
Another Yutan was added to the death toll in the state, resulting in 437 people. The dying man is a Salt Lake County man over the age of 85 and was not hospitalized at the time of his death.
UDOH did not report so many cases in one day after July 24, Pioneer Day, when the daily number was 863 cases. From June 25 to July 30, the average duration of seven days is over 500 cases per day, reaching a peak of 669 per day on July 22.
Utah is currently experiencing a new leap in cases similar to the one we saw earlier in the summer, “Dr. Angela Dunn, a state epidemiologist, said in a statement.
Dunn reiterated that “we learned from our experience this summer that wearing masks and practicing physical distancing, along with staying home when we are sick and washing our hands regularly, can help slow the spread of COVID-19. in our communities. “
Taking these steps, Dunn said, “we can prevent unnecessary death and disease.”
Another 4,119 virus tests have been processed in the last 24 hours, UDOH reported. That’s well below the capacity of 7,000 tests a day that Utah labs processed this summer.
Utah County is leading the state in new cases, posting 309 Wednesdays, a new one-day record for the county. This represents 41% of new cases on Wednesday, although Utah County contains about 20% of the state’s population. The seven-day moving average of new cases in Utah County is 226.7 per day.
Salt Lake County, the most populous state, recorded 272 of the new cases on Wednesday, the most in a day from July 25 – in the middle of the summer tide. The seven-day average of new cases in Salt Lake County is 211.1 per day.
Since public schools began opening on August 13, there have been 48 outbreaks in schools affecting 293 patients, with one new outbreak and 48 new cases reported the previous day.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 338 patients infected in 59 outbreaks at school, with an average age of 16 years. Nine of these patients were hospitalized; no one died.
As of Wednesday, 115 people were hospitalized in Utah with COVID-19, including 20 admitted the day before. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,381 jutes have been hospitalized with COVID-19.
This story will be updated.