A record-breaking 867 new COVID-19 positives found statewide; 6 hospitalizations in BRHD

A sign advising passengers to wear masks is displayed on the floor of Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J., Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday announced that eight more states now meet the metrics under New Jersey's travel advisory. Visitors to the state from California, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada and Tennessee should self-quarantine for two weeks. Those states join Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Utah, which were announced last week. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

LOGAN – It was another record-breaking report from the Utah Department of Health Friday when 867 positive COVID-19 cases were found in the state, 145 more than Thursday’s previous one-day mark.

That pushed the state’s seven-day rolling average to 622 a day just 24 hours after Governor Gary Herbert’s challenge to drop that average to 500 new cases a day by August 1.

At the same time there were more hospitalizations Friday, with 187 patients hospitalized currently.

There are 30 new cases in the Bear River Health District: 23 in Cache County and seven in Box Elder County.

To date, 1,825 positive tests have been recorded in the district with 1,605 in Cache County and 216 in Box Elder County plus four in Rich County. Among the district’s 1,825 total COVID positives, 1,303 are termed “recovered”, 1,204 in Cache County, 96 in Box Elder and three in Rich County.

There are currently six COVID patients from the district who are hospitalized, five in Cache County and one in Box Elder County.

Including the 867 new cases the state’s total caseload is now 28,223 positive tests.

Including Friday’s numbers, it has been 44 straight days of more than 200 positive COVID-19 cases a day in Utah.

There have been 395,974 Utahns tested for COVID-19

There are two more COVID-19 deaths than yesterday and now 207 Utahns who have died from the disease.

Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 1,748.

There are 16,261 of Utah’s total COVID-19 cases that are considered “recovered.”

From Idaho’s Thursday night report there are 9,428 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 100 deaths in the state. There have been 31 positive tests in Franklin County while there are still two positives in Bear Lake County and five in Oneida County.

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  • Alan July 10, 2020 at 8:49 pm Reply

    This reporting daily of new cases just feeds fear. Look at the deaths, which are declining steadily. Report deaths too and people will have a much better idea of the real threat. You do want them to know the whole picture, right? This disease is mostly for old people with prior health issues.

    • KA July 11, 2020 at 4:24 pm Reply

      What would you know about it?

  • Neal Lutz July 11, 2020 at 11:33 am Reply

    Alan, you’re statement is so ignorant. Please educate yourself on this issue. Yes, deaths were decreasing for many weeks (they’re not rising again), and while it is true that many experts believe it’s due in part to a larger proportion of younger intentions, it’s not Only affecting older people. And hospitalizations are also a very important figure to follow, and they are rising fast.

  • Deedee July 12, 2020 at 9:11 am Reply

    The death and even hospitalization is so low, there is really no need to keep reporting on how many cases there are. The flue has more than that. Abortions by far more. Traffic accidents is more. Research naturopathic approaches to staying healthy and enjoy life.

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