Utah reports over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News)- On Sunday, Sept. 27, the Utah Department of Health reported a daily total of 1,068 additional cases of COVID-19 in the state and five new deaths.

Two of the deaths came from Salt Lake County. The three other deaths were in Utah County. One person that died was between the ages of 25-44. Another person that died was between the ages of 45-64, two people were between the ages of 65-84, and another person was older than 85.

Utah’s total positive cases of the virus are 70,615 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The state health department reported 811,249 Utahns have been tested for the virus. An increase of 6,170 people tested since yesterday.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 974 per day. The rolling 7-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests is 13.8%.

The state’s death toll due to the virus increases to 453.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 3,729 hospitalized cases. There are 180 positive COVID-19 cases currently hospitalized.

54,201 of our cases, are considered “recovered”. A case with a diagnosis date of more than three weeks ago, who has not passed away, is considered recovered.

For a closer look at hospitalization and mortality, records click the link.

Utah is now tracking COVID-19 outbreaks at its long-term care facilities. More than 200 facilities across the state are impacted by the virus. The outbreaks in the facilities are across Utah, including recent outbreaks at long-term care facilities in St. George.

Utah’s coronavirus dashboard now includes information on various outbreaks in the state. An outbreak is defined by two or more cases associated with a setting outside of the household within 14 days.

Salt Lake City, is the only city still in the “yellow” risk phase, the majority of Utah is in the ”yellow/ low-risk” phase of reopening while the governor moved several rural counties to green.

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