State officials report new one-day record, 4,588 new COVID-19 tests

Children generally have mild symptoms with COVID-19.

Utah’s Friday coronavirus case count — 4,588 — is the largest one-day total since since the beginning of the pandemic in early-March. Last Saturday the Utah Department of Health recorded more than 5,000 new cases but it was found later the accurate number of new cases that day was close to 4,000.

The state reported 17 new coronavirus deaths Friday; Utah’s overall death toll has grown to 773.

The Bear River Health Department reported 265 positive cases Friday (181 in Cache County, 82 in Box Elder County and two in Rich County.)

There have been 8,537 positive cases over the course of the pandemic in the Bear River District, 6,637 in Cache County, 1,861 in Box Elder County and 39 in Rich County.

Among the 8,537 total positive cases in northern Utah. Also, 6,061 of the total positives have since been termed “recovered.”

The continuing surge in the rate of coronavirus hospitalizations saw 533 patients in hospitals Friday. A total of 7,350 patients have been hospitalized with COVID-19 statewide.

State records indicate that Friday Utah’s intensive care units are 89.3 percent occupied.

The state reported 18,378 tests were administered since Thursday and since the start of the pandemic a total of 1,315,034 people have been tested.

As of Friday a total of 170,584 positive tests have been found in over eight months of the pandemic in Utah.

The rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 3,331 a day and the rolling seven-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests has grown to 23.6 percent.
In Idaho there are 87,978 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state. There have been 835 COVID deaths in Idaho with 551 positive tests in Franklin County, 155 positives in Bear Lake County and 113 in Oneida County.

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  • Dean November 21, 2020 at 10:43 am Reply

    We’ll get to herd immunity in no time at this rate. Keep up the good work.

    • Anonymous November 21, 2020 at 1:42 pm Reply

      @Dean I hope you, your family members, friends, and loved ones are the next ones to be added to the death toll.

      • LD November 22, 2020 at 2:31 pm Reply

        I’d stay anonymous saying that kind of thing too. Be kind! You don’t have to wish death on someone because they disagree with you.

    • Veronica November 22, 2020 at 11:16 am Reply

      That isn’t how herd immunity works, Dean, you uneducated potato.

      • KA November 22, 2020 at 8:06 pm Reply

        Give him a break. He probably had to take out student loans just to get his GED.

  • Barnabus November 23, 2020 at 3:32 pm Reply

    I thought that this was all a hoax. I watch infowars and read the redstate. Oh well, I think that I will just start learning Chinese, because after the last two bozo’s we have had in office Xi Ping can’t be any worse. Now we have Biden, and a new linage Bush beget Obama, Obama beget Trump, Trump begets Biden. Here We are and we are Fk’ed, so please donate to the Cache Valley Food Pantry. There is no reason that we should be hungry as well.

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