SALT LAKE CITY — Utah health officials reported 458 additional cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday and no new deaths.
The new cases were confirmed out of 2,815 tests, with a 16.3% positive rate, according to the Utah Department of Health. They bring the state’s total cases since the pandemic began to 51,406 of 650,560 people tested — an overall positive rate of 7.9%.
The rolling seven-day average for new cases is 366 per day, and the average positive test rate is 9.1%.
While the rolling average remains below 400, data shows there’s been an uptick of cases in Utah’s schools. In Salt Lake County, where two or more cases in a single location within 14 days is counted as an outbreak, 16 school outbreaks have occurred resulting in 90 cases, according to the Salt Lake County Health Department.
Data on where those outbreaks happened — in the classroom or school-related activities — and among which age groups has not been released.
Just last week, the state had seen 13 school outbreaks and 66 school-related COVID-19 cases. There also appears to be a reporting delay of statewide school outbreaks, as the Utah Department of Health so far tallies 18 outbreaks and 99 cases. A detailed breakdown won’t be available for at least a few weeks on the statewide level, health officials have said.
Currently, 119 patients in Utah are hospitalized with COVID-19, one more than on Friday. Just over 3,000 people have required hospitalization for the disease in Utah since the outbreak began.
The state’s death toll stands at 407, with no additional deaths reported Saturday.
About 43,300 of Utah’s confirmed cases are considered recovered after surviving the three-week point since their diagnoses, meaning just over 8,000 infections are still active.
The latest breakdown of Utah cases, hospitalizations and deaths by health district:
- Salt Lake County, 23,708; 1,541 hospitalized; 230 deaths.
- Utah County, 10,774; 495 hospitalized; 46 deaths.
- Davis County, 3,841; 215 hospitalized; 23 deaths.
- Southwest Utah, 3,565; 210 hospitalized; 27 deaths.
- Weber-Morgan, 3,310; 214 hospitalized; 29 deaths.
- Bear River (Box Elder, Cache, Rich), 2,550; 130 hospitalized; 11 deaths.
- Summit County, 839; 53 hospitalized; 1 death.
- San Juan County, 664; 89 hospitalized; 28 deaths.
- Tooele County, 675; 33 hospitalized; 0 deaths.
- Wasatch County, 629; 25 hospitalized; 7 deaths.
- Central Utah, 506; 29 hospitalized; 3 deaths.
- TriCounty (Uinta Basin), 204; 17 hospitalized; 1 death.
- Southeast Utah, 141; 6 hospitalized; 1 death.