Monday marks a 3rd straight day of declining COVID cases in Utah

LOGAN – Monday’s report of 546 positive COVID-19 cases in Utah marks the third straight day of declining numbers toward Gov. Gary Herbert’s goal of 500 positives or fewer a day by August 1.
With Monday’s new numbers from the Utah Department of Health, the caseload during four months of the pandemic grew to 30,030. Also, with 5,277 new tests since yesterday the new grand total is 418,335 lab tests.
However, the rate of tests with positive results has held steady at just over 10 percent.
There are 11 new cases in the Bear River Health District Monday (10 in Cache County and one in Box Elder County).
To date, 1,891 positive tests have been recorded in the district with 1,650 in Cache County and 237 in Box Elder County with four in Rich County.
Among the district’s 1,880 positives, 1,413 are termed “recovered”, 1,300 in Cache County, 110 in Box Elder and three in Rich County.
There are still six COVID patients from the district who are hospitalized, five in Cache County and one in Box Elder County.
Monday there are 207 Utahns currently in the hospital with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the start of the pandemic are 1,850.
With 26 new hospital admissions on Monday, there have now been 433 COVID-19 patients hospitalized the last 14 days, the highest two-week period since the start of the pandemic.
With Monday’s state numbers included, it has been 47 straight days of more than 200 positive COVID-19 cases a day in Utah.
There one more COVID-19 death the last 24 hours and now 216 Utahns have died from the disease.
There are 17,728 of Utah’s total COVID-19 cases that are considered “recovered.”
In the most recent report from Idaho there are 10,902 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 102 deaths in the state. There are still 32 positive tests in Franklin County with two positives in Bear Lake County and now seven in Oneida County.

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3 Comments

  • Laura Paskett July 14, 2020 at 9:49 am Reply

    I do hope the numbers continue to drop, however, there is a “pattern” in the testing, processing, and reporting–the numbers on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday tend to be lower and then increase again as the work week progresses. Because of this, the seven day rolling average is a better indicator of how we are doing. Click on the “trends” tab at https://coronavirus.utah.gov/case-counts/ and scroll through the info.

  • MARY ELLEN OLIVAS-COOK July 14, 2020 at 1:13 pm Reply

    If you’re planning to come to Bear Lake the covid numbers are deceptive because many of the workers come from other places or not being counted in our total several the small business have to close for periods of time because they have workers with covid so please wear a mask and social distance it is here it is a disease it’s not political and it is here

  • S July 14, 2020 at 1:49 pm Reply

    **RODEO***…..3-4 WEEKS after the rodeo we will see the DAMAGE..As I said when there is a 3-4 week period before DAMAGE is known, stop with the daily number garbage . Also for every 1 infected there are 10 that come with it, so these numbers are 💯 rediculous. We need to VOTE out CitY cOunCiL, they and mayor have FAILED us.

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