COVID-19 Weekend a total of 3,000 confirmed cases; two additional deaths were reported | Instant News


We look at COVID-19 percentages across the state as the Utah Department of Health updates weekend numbers.

As of Sunday morning, around 63,555 people have been tested for COVID-19 since March 6, 2020.

The total number of cases confirmed on Sunday was 3,069, meaning around 4.8% of those tested positive for COVID-19. Saturday’s total shows the same amount.

259 people have been hospitalized due to COVID-19. When compared to the total confirmed cases, we saw that around 8.4% of those who had the virus in the entire state were hospitalized.

On Sunday morning, there have been 27 confirmed deaths in connection with COVID-19, two more than Saturday. According to the Utah Department of Health, the two new cases are residents of Salt Lake County, one man, one woman. They are both over 85 with an underlying medical condition.

Statistically, it shows that the COVID-19 mortality rate in the state is around 0.8%. This number does not reflect things like age or pre-existing conditions that place people in a higher risk category.

Looking at each state, Salt Lake County has 1,615 cases, equivalent to around 52% of all confirmed cases throughout the state. The next highest is Utah County with around 14% and Summit County with around 10%.

New figures from the Utah Department of Health show the number of people recovering, which is estimated by the number of cases whose first positive lab test was reported at least 21 days ago, and does not include deaths. On April 18, the number was cumulatively estimated at 679.



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