Utah’s new COVID-19 cases spike to record high in past 24 hours

Source: Utah Department of Health; CDC

UTAH, Sept. 24, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — The Utah Department of Health on Thursday reported a record high of 1,198 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in the past 24 hours.

No new deaths were reported in that time period.

Utah’s cumulative number of confirmed coronavirus cases now stands at 67,119. Confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Utah remain at 444.

Lab tests performed number 784,975. Of those, 9,117 were performed in the past 24 hours.

The rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 916 per day. The rolling seven-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests is 14.2%.

There are 188 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 3,619.

Patients classified as recovered, defined as still living three weeks after diagnosis, number 52,860. It is common for COVID-19 patients to die more than three weeks after diagnosis.

To see the numbers broken down by area, check the chart below.

Source: Utah Department of Health

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