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Utah reports 628 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths on Sunday



SALT LAKE CITY — Utah health officials reported another 628 COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths on Sunday.

The cases were confirmed out of 4,644 tests — a 13.5% positive rate, according to the Utah Department of Health.

Utah County, where the fall session has started at Brigham Young University and Utah Valley University, accounted for about 48% of the state’s new cases on Sunday. Meanwhile, Salt Lake County — which throughout the pandemic has made up 40% or more on average of the state’s cases — represented just 32% of Sunday’s cases.

Now 57,875 of 716,873 people have tested positive for the disease in Utah since the pandemic began, an overall positive rate of 8.1%.

The rolling seven-day average for new cases is 454 per day, and the average positive test rate is 9.3%. Currently, 129 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19, an increase of nine since Saturday. Hospitalizations in the state since the outbreak started now total 3,326, according to health officials.

Dr. Angela Dunn, epidemiologist with the Utah Department of Health, noted on Friday as the state began seeing a high number of new cases that it’s too soon to tell whether the numbers represent a trend, especially after closures due to Labor Day and Tuesday’s windstorm across the Wasatch Front.

Utah’s death toll due to the coronavirus stands at 433 as no new deaths were reported Sunday.

Nearly 48,700 of the state’s cases are considered recovered after surviving the three-week point since their diagnoses, meaning about 8,750 cases remain active.

New COVID-19 cases reported Sunday by health district across Utah:

  • Utah County, 304.
  • Salt Lake County, 200.
  • Weber-Morgan, 37.
  • Davis County, 33.
  • Bear River (Box Elder, Cache, Rich), 24.
  • Tooele County, 8.
  • Southwest Utah, 7.
  • Summit County, 7.
  • Wasatch County, 5.
  • Central Utah, 2.
  • TriCounty (Uinta Basin), 1.
  • San Juan County, 0.
  • Southeast Utah, 0.

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