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Sept 16 data: Utah COVID-19 spikes with 747 new confirmed cases, 1 more death

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A patient reacts after a healthcare worker collected a sample at a United Memorial Medical Center COVID-19 testing site Thursday, July 16, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Utah recorded a spike of COVID-19 cases with 747 new cases since Tuesday's report that state epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn said is part of a trend.

"We learned from our experience this summer that wearing masks and practicing physical distancing, along with staying home when we're sick and washing our hands regularly, can help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our communities," Dunn said.

"We are currently experiencing a new spike in cases, similar to what we saw earlier in the summer. It's time to reiterate the importance of people taking these preventive measures. By wearing masks, physically distancing, and staying home if we are sick, we can prevent unnecessary death and illness."

The man who died was in Salt Lake County and was older than 85 but the state does not reveal the identities of those who have died.

Wednesday's spike is part of an upward trend in September. Case counts one month ago on Aug. 16 were 238. Wednesday's total cases is the highest since July 23 when 871 new cases were confirmed by tests. July had a cluster of single days above 700 but Wednesday's total is believed to be the sixth highest single day case count.

The state reports case rates for each health district. Utah County is now organ with a rate of 2,223.8 per 100,000 residents. It was once far lower than Salt Lake County that currently has a rate of 2,318.4 per 100,000. The San Juan health district has long had the highest rate in the state and is currently at 4,427 per 100,000. That health district has 684 total cases.

Of Wednesday's cases, Utah County reported 289 cases, or 38.7% of the state total while Salt Lake County with almost double the residents accounted for 281 cases, 37.6%. Combined, the two counties accounted for approximately 75% of the daily total. Salt Lake County's numbers of cases decreased when it implemented an effort to wear masks. The state's totals dropped as well.

The Utah Department of Health also reported the following Wednesday:

Positives:

  • We will report 59,747 positive cases today. This is an increase of 747 cases from yesterday.

Lab Tests:

  • We will report 729,731 people tested. This is an increase of 4,119 people tested from yesterday.

Trends:

  • The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 585 per day. The rolling 7-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests is 11.1%

Hospitalizations:

  • There are 115 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 3,381.

Deaths:

We will report 437 total deaths, which is one more than yesterday.

Male, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized at time of death

Recovered:

  • 49,728 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.

Utah County is increasingly under examination as the Utah Department of Health highlighted growth in the virus spread there, spurred by college-age students and from non-class related activities. In the state, most of the cases are among those aged 25-44. The next highest group of residents with the virus are 15 to 24, followed by the 45 to 64 group. Most — but not all — of the deaths in the state have been among those 65 and older, though they have relatively few of the cases.

According to data tracking site worldometers.info/coronavirus, that gathers information from health districts globally, 29,930,977 humans have been confirmed to be infected with COVID-19, of which 21,688,343 have recovered. The total killed at press time was 942,666. Of the closes cases, 4% have resulted in death.

On Tuesday the world recorded 6,001 deaths, 1,283 of which were in Indai, 1,197 in the United States and 1,090 in Brazil. All other nations lagged behind those totals with Mexico being the next closes at 228.

The U.S. recorded 36,447 new cases Tuesday. Worldometers tracked U.S. deaths over 200,000 for the first time Tuesday. With many states yet to report Wednesday, at press time it said the total was 200,853.

UTAH CUMULATIVE COVID-19 CASES BY WEEK — WEEKLY INCREASE

  • Sun., March 15: 28 — 28
  • Sun., March 22: 181 — +153
  • Sun., March 29: 719 — +538
  • Sun., April 5: 1,605 — +886
  • Sun., April 12: 2,303 — +698
  • Sun., April 19: 3,069 — +766
  • Sun., April 26: 3,948 — +879
  • Sun., May 3: 5,175 — +1,227
  • Sun., May 10: 6,251 — +1,076
  • Sun., May 17: 7,238 — +987
  • Sun., May 24: 8,392 — +1,154
  • Sun., May 31: 9,797 — +1,405
  • Sun., June 7: 12,066 — +2, 269
  • Sun., June 14: 14,313 — +2,247
  • Sun., June 21: 17,462 — +3,149
  • Sun., June 28: 21,100 — +3,638
  • Sun., July 5: 24,952 — +3,852
  • Sun., July 12: 29,484 – +4,532
  • Sun., July 19: 34,117 - + 4,633
  • Sun., July 26: 37,973 - + 3,856
  • Sun., Aug. 2: 41, 175 - + 3,202
  • Sun., Aug. 9: 44,127 - + 2,952
  • Sun., Aug. 16: 46,652 + 2,528
  • Sun., Aug. 23: 49,115 + 2,463
  • Sun., Aug. 30: 51,854 – + 2,739
  • Sun., Sept. 6: 54,660 -- +2,806
  • Sun., Sept. 13: 57,875 -- +3,215

UTAH CUMULATIVE COVID-19 CASES BY DAY

  • Fri., March 13 — 5
  • Sat., March 14 — 12
  • Sun., March 15 — 28
  • Mon., March 16 — 39
  • Tue., March 17 — 51
  • Wed., March 18 — 63
  • Thur., March 19 — 78
  • Fri., March 20 — 112
  • Sat., March 21 -- 136
  • 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
  • Mon., April 6 — 1,675
  • Tue., April 7 — 1,738
  • Wed., April 8 — 1,846
  • Thur., April 9 — 1,976
  • Fri., April 10 — 2,102
  • Sat., April 11 — 2,206
  • Sun., April 12 — 2,303
  • Mon., April 13 — 2,363
  • Tues., April 14 — 2,412
  • Wed., April 15 — 2,542
  • Thur., April 16 — 2,683
  • Fri., April 17 — 2,805
  • Sat., April 18 — 2,931
  • Sun., April 19 — 3,069
  • Mon., April 20 — 3,213
  • Tues., April 21 -- 3,296
  • Wed., April 22 — 3,445
  • Thur., April 23 — 3,612
  • Fri., April 24 — 3,782
  • Sat., April 25 — 3,948
  • Sun., April 26 — 4,123
  • Mon., April 27 — 4,233
  • Tue., April 28 — 4,343
  • Wed., April 29 — 4,495
  • Thurs., April 30 — 4,672
  • Fri., May 1 — 4,828
  • Sat., May 2 — 4,981
  • Sun., May 3 — 5,175
  • Mon., May 4 — 5,317
  • Tue., May 5 — 5,449
  • Wed., May 6 — 5,595
  • Thur., May 7 — 5,724
  • Fri., May 8 – 5,919
  • Sat., May 9 – 6,103
  • Sun., May 10 – 6,251
  • Mon., May 11 — 6,362
  • Tue., May 12 — 6,432
  • Wed., May 13 — 6,620
  • Thur., May 14 — 6.749
  • Fri., May 15 — 6,913
  • Sat., May 16 – 7,068
  • Sun., May 17 – 7,238
  • Mon., May 18 — 7,384
  • Tue., May 19 — 7,518
  • Wed. May 20 — 7,710
  • Thur., May 21 — 7,874
  • Fri., May 22 —8,057
  • Sat. May 23 — 8,260
  • Sun. May 24— 8,392
  • Mon. May, 25 —8,521
  • Tue. May, 26 —8,6,20
  • Wed., May 27 — 8,706
  • Thurs., May 28 — 8,921
  • Fri., May 29 — 9,264
  • Sat., May 30 — 9,533
  • Sun., May 31 — 9,797
  • Mon., June 1 — 9,999
  • Tue., June 2 — 10,202
  • Wed., June 3 — 10,497
  • Thurs., June 4 — 10,813
  • Fri., June 5 — 11,252
  • Sat., June 6 — 11,798
  • Sun., June 7 — 12,066
  • Mon. June 8 — 12,322
  • Tue., June 9 — 12,559
  • Wed., June 10 — 12,864
  • Thurs., June 11 — 13,252
  • Fri., June 12 — 13,577
  • Sat., June 13 — 13,981
  • Sun., June 14 — 14,313
  • Mon., June 15 —14,608
  • Tue., June 16 — 14,937
  • Wed., June 17 — 15,344
  • Thur., June 18 — 15,839
  • Fri., June 19 — 16,425
  • Sat., June 20 — 17,068
  • Sun., June 21 — 17,462
  • Mon., June 22 — 17,906
  • Tue., June 23 — 18,300
  • Wed., June 24 —18,784
  • Thur., June 25 — 19,374
  • Fri., June 26 — 20,050
  • Sat., June 27 — 20,628
  • Sun., June 28 — 21,100
  • Mon., June 29 — 21,664
  • Tues., June 30 -- 22,217
  • Wed., July 1 — 22,716
  • Thur., July 2 — 23,270
  • Fri., July 3 — 23,866
  • Sat., July 4 — 24,524
  • Sun., July 5 — 24,952
  • Mon., July 6 — 25,471
  • Tues., July 7 — 26,033
  • Wed., July 8 — 26,755
  • Thurs., July 9 — 27, 356
  • Fri., July 10 — 28,223
  • Sat., July 11 – 28,855
  • Sun., July 12 – 29,484
  • Mon., July 13 — 30,030
  • Tue.,, July 14 — 30,478
  • Wed., July 15 — 30,891
  • Thur., July 16 — 31,845* Past results from several weeks, not previously counted, were included in these totals.
  • Fri., July 17 —32,572
  • Sat., July 18 -- 33,332
  • Sun., July 19 – 34,117
  • Mon., July 20 - 34,526
  • Tue., July 21 — 35,012
  • Wed., July 22 -- 35,578
  • Thur., July 23 — 36,099
  • Fri., July 24 — 36,962
  • Sat., July 25 – 37,623
  • Sun., July 26 – 37,973
  • Mon., July 27 — 38,409
  • Tue., July 28 — 38,855
  • Wed., July 29 -- 39,194
  • Thur., July 30 -- 39,656
  • Fri., July 31 — 40,196
  • Sat., Aug. 1 -- 40,702
  • Sun., Aug. 2 --41,175
  • Mon., Aug 3 -- 41,529
  • Tues., Aug. 4 -- 41,907
  • Wed., Aug. 5 -- 42,328
  • Thur., Aug 6 — 42.915
  • Fri., Aug 7. --43,375
  • Sat., Aug. 8 — 43,751
  • Sun., Aug. 9 — 44,127
  • Mon., Aug. 10 — 44,390
  • Tues., Aug. 11 -- 44,752
  • Wed., Aug. 12 -- 45,090
  • Thur., Aug. 13 — 45,424
  • Fri., Aug. 14 - 45,976
  • Sat., Aug. 15 -- 46,321
  • Sun., Aug. 16 -- 46,652
  • Mon., Aug. 17 — 46894
  • Tues., Aug. 18 — 47,157
  • Wed., Aug 19 — 47,521
  • Thurs. Aug 20. — 47,982
  • Fri. Aug. 21 — 48,445
  • Sat. Aug. 22 — 48,814
  • Sun., Aug. 23 — 49,115
  • Mon. Aug. 24 — 49,364
  • Tues. Aug. 25 - 49,767
  • Wed., Aug. 26 -- 50,174
  • Thurs., Aug. 27 -- 50,557
  • Fri., Aug. 28 -- 50,948
  • Sat., Aug. 29 -- 51,406
  • Sun., Aug. 30 -- 51,854
  • Mon., Aug. 31 -- 52,107
  • Tues., Sept. 1 -- 52,403
  • Wed., Sept. 2 -- 52,822
  • Thurs., Sept. 3 -- 53,326
  • Fri., Sept 4 -- 53,839
  • Sat. Sept. 5 -- 54,272
  • Sun. Sept 6 — 54,660
  • Mon. Sept. 7 — 55,033
  • Tue., Sept. 8 — 55,359
  • Wed., Sept. 9 — 55,673
  • Thur., Sept. 10 — 56,019
  • Fri., Sept. 11 - 56,675
  • Sat., Sept. 12 - 57,247
  • Sun., Sept. 13 - 57,875
  • Mon., Sept. 14 - 58,438
  • Tues., Sept 15 - 59,000

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