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April 5 numbers: Thousands more Utahns screened for coronavirus; 177 test positive

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At least 2,000 more Utahns were screened for coronavirus over the past day, according to new numbers from the Utah Department of Health. Of those, 177 new cases of the virus were reported. (Photo: KUTV FILE)

At least 2,000 more Utahns were screened for coronavirus over the past day, according to new numbers from the Utah Department of Health. Of those, 177 new cases of the virus were reported.

No new deaths from the virus were reported on Sunday. Seven more people were hospitalized for treatment bringing the total to 124.

Both University of Utah Health Care in Intermountain Healthcare continues to ramp up testing efforts and offer drive-through screening locations for those who exhibit symptoms of the virus.

Utahns are continually advised to contact a healthcare provider by phone or other electronic means before going to be screened for COVID-19.

According to Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, who heads the state's coronavirus response task force, Utah is among the top states in the nation for virus testing per capita.

Past daily case counts:

  • Sun., March 15 — 28
  • Mon., March 16 — 39
  • Tue., March 17 — 51
  • Wed., March 18 — 63
  • Thur., March 19 — 78
  • Fri., March 20 — 112
  • Sun., March 22 — 181
  • Mon., March 23 — 257
  • Tue., March 24 — 298
  • Wed., March 25 — 346
  • Thurs., March 26 — 402
  • Fri., March 27 — 480
  • Sat., March 28 — 602
  • Sun., March 29 — 719
  • Mon., March 30 — 806
  • Tue., March 31 — 887
  • Wed., April 1 — 1,012
  • Thurs., April 2 — 1,074
  • Fri., April 3 — 1,246
  • Sat., April 4 — 1,428
  • Sun., April 5 - 1,605

For more news and information about coronavirus in Utah, visit the coronavirus page on kutv.com or coronavirus.utah.gov.

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