Utah reports over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News)- On Saturday, Sept. 26, the Utah Department of Health reported a daily total of 1,017 additional cases of COVID-19 in the state and zero new deaths.

Utah’s total positive cases of the virus are 69,547 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The state health department reported 805,079 Utahns have been tested for the virus. An increase of 9,862 people tested since yesterday.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 951 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 remains at 448.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 3,702 hospitalized cases. There are 187 positive COVID-19 cases currently hospitalized.

53,806 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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