COVID-19 counts are surging in Utah and Salt Lake counties; 26 new cases in Northern Utah

LOGAN – The total of COVID-19 positive tests for Friday, Saturday and Sunday — 1,856 — is the most for a three-day period in the last two months.

It includes the 628 cases in the state’s Sunday report plus 656 Friday and 572 Saturday.

Those numbers have pushed the rolling seven-day average for positive cases to 454 a day.

Total case counts have grown recently in Utah and Salt Lake counties; the seven-day rolling average in Salt Lake County Sunday was over 154 cases a day.

Also, Utah’s seven-day average for percent of positive lab tests is 9.3 percent.

The Bear River Health Department reported 26 positive cases in northern Utah both Saturday and Sunday. It broke down to 22 from Cache County and four from Box Elder County Saturday and 25 from Cache and one from Box Elder Sunday.

There have been 2,834 positive cases over the course of the pandemic in the Bear River Health District, 2,346 in Cache County, 475 in Box Elder County and 13 in Rich County.

Of the 2,834 positives in the district, 2,478 are considered “recovered”. There are three patients hospitalized, all from Cache County.

At the end of last week Utah State University said 89 staff or faculty reported confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the last three weeks. Included are those who self-reported to the university, cases identified through testing on campus and cases the university has received notice of through local health departments.

There have been 11 deaths in the district, six in Cache County and five in Box Elder County.

On Sunday, 129 Utah patients were hospitalized with COVID-19. From the beginning of the outbreak, total hospitalizations have grown to 3,326.

Also, the total number of positive cases detected since early-March has grown to 57,875.

Of the 57,875 positive tests in Utah since the outbreak in March, 48,690 are considered recovered.

The have been 433 COVID-19 deaths in Utah which is the same as Saturday.

As of Friday 716,873 tests have been administered.

The most recent Idaho indicates 35,279 confirmed COVID-19 cases. There have been 415 COVID deaths in the state with 64 positive tests in Franklin County, 31 positives in Bear Lake County and 22 in Oneida County.

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  • Darrell Burns September 14, 2020 at 7:54 am Reply

    Oh my god those numbers are absolutely NOTHING! This fear mongering, b.s. needs to stop. Take a look at the whole picture, and b you’ll see less than 1/100th of 1% of Utah’s population has died from this vurus, and a little more than 1/20th of 1% of the nation as a whole. Quit freaking out over such a small amount of people that have actually died from this virus, and let people get back to living again.

    • BillyBob September 14, 2020 at 11:22 pm Reply

      If you say so, you must be right. We should all just take off the masks and dare COVID to spread… Come on, man. Wake up! Look at the data. Yes, Utah has not been hit as hard as other areas, this is true… but also lucky, and it won’t be long before we are with people like you spreading this puke. This thing is not only choosing the weak and old to kill and debilitate, even extremely athletic people have died or almost died from this. And what are the long-term consequences of this? Oh yeah, we don’t know yet. But we do know that some have had to learn to walk again, as well as other basic neurological functions we all take for granted. Is it worth the chance when all we’ve had to do is get on the same page months ago? No it’s not. It’s the hard thing to do, yes, but we’re not going to get out of it until you and others swallow their pride. Suck it up, freedom fighter.

    • Q believer September 16, 2020 at 7:35 pm Reply

      Wow! Darrell that is a very skewed way of thinking. That is the same way of think that most people about drunk driving until they loose
      A loved one. Just making the assumption of your stance, I am guessing that you are a pro-lifer or are you willing to treat everyone equally.

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