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With 3,395 new cases of coronavirus reported Saturday, Utah’s rate of new diagnoses dropped slightly, but hospitalizations reached new records.
The Utah Department of Health on Saturday reported a seven-day average of 3,229 new positive test results a day ̵
Utah’s coronavirus death toll stood at 787 on Saturday with 14 deaths reported since Friday:
- Three women in Salt Lake County aged 25 to 44, 65 to 84 and older than 85 years.
- Two men in Weber County, one aged 65 to 84 and one older than 85 years.
- Four men in Salt Lake County, ages 65 to 84.
- A man in Utah County, over the age of 85.
- A man in Wasatch County aged 65 to 84 years.
- A man from Emery County aged 65 to 84 years.
- A man from Washington County aged 45 to 64 years.
- A man from Sevier County aged 65 to 84 years.
A record 551 Utah patients were simultaneously hospitalized from Saturday, UDOH reported.
A total of 7,458 patients have been admitted to Utah Hospital for COVID-19, 782 of them over the past week.
In the last week, 23.7% of all tests have returned positive – a rate that indicates that a large number of infected people are not tested, government officials have said.
16,270 new test results were reported on Saturday, above the weekly average of approx. 13,900 new tests a day.
This story will be updated.