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Utah COVID-19 cases rise by 448, but no new deaths reported

Dakota Sliva administers a COVID-19 test to a patient as University of Utah Health’s Wellness Bus visits the Sorenson Multicultural Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020.
Dakota Sliva administers a COVID-19 test to a patient as University of Utah Health’s Wellness Bus visits the Sorenson Multicultural Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020.
Yukai Peng, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah health officials reported another 448 COVID-19 cases but no new deaths on Sunday.

The new cases were confirmed out of 4,947 tests, with a 9.1% positive rate, according to the Utah Department of Health.

For the past five days, Utah has seen another slight uptick in new cases, with around 400 cases or more reported each day.

Since the pandemic began, 51,854 have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Utah and 655,507 people have been tested — an overall positive rate of 7.9%.

The rolling seven-day average for new cases is 387 per day in the state, and the average positive test rate is 9.1%.

Currently, 116 patients in Utah are hospitalized with the disease, three fewer than on Saturday. The state’s intensive care units — which have about 600 beds overall — are 62.7% full with coronavirus patients and others, while other hospital beds are 51.4% full. The state’s COVID-19 hospitalizations since the pandemic began now total 3,080.

Most of Salt Lake County is still seeing a high rate of new cases, except for Cottonwood Heights and southeast Sandy, according to data from the state health department. Utah and Davis counties, and much of Washington County in southern Utah, are also experiencing high rates of the disease.

Areas seeing a high rate of new cases include Salt Lake City’s Rose Park neighborhood, the Avenues, Millcreek, Magna, West Valley City, Taylorsville, Murray and Sandy.

Utah’s death toll stands at 407 as no additional deaths were reported for the second day in a row on Sunday.

Now 43,724 of the state’s COVID-19 patients are considered recovered after passing the three-week point since their diagnoses, meaning there are 8,130 active infections.

The latest breakdown of Utah cases, hospitalizations and deaths by health district:

  • Salt Lake County, 23,862; 1,549 hospitalized; 230 deaths.
  • Utah County, 10,947; 500 hospitalized; 46 deaths.
  • Davis County, 3,870; 219 hospitalized; 23 deaths.
  • Southwest Utah, 3,583; 212 hospitalized; 27 deaths.
  • Weber-Morgan, 3,336; 216 hospitalized; 29 deaths.
  • Bear River (Box Elder, Cache, Rich), 2,568; 132 hospitalized; 11 deaths.
  • Summit County, 841; 53 hospitalized; 1 death.
  • San Juan County, 666; 89 hospitalized; 28 deaths.
  • Tooele County, 689; 33 hospitalized; 0 deaths.
  • Wasatch County, 633; 25 hospitalized; 7 deaths.
  • Central Utah, 510; 29 hospitalized; 3 deaths.
  • TriCounty (Uinta Basin), 207; 17 hospitalized; 1 death.
  • Southeast Utah, 142; 6 hospitalized; 1 death.