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Health department says Utah COVID-19 cases now at 1,428

By Graham Dudley, KSL.com | Updated - Apr. 4, 2020 at 12:41 p.m. | Posted - Apr. 4, 2020 at 12:15 p.m.



SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health's daily update on Saturday revealed 1,428 Utahns have now tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, and an eighth Utahn has died of the disease.

The numbers come as Utah makes an aggressive push to up its daily testing totals and better grasp the extent of the virus' spread. At least 3,795 tests were conducted since the last reported numbers, the highest daily jump yet recorded.

Utah has now tested at least 28,043 individuals for COVID-19, and 117 Utahns have been hospitalized with the disease. Of those tested in Utah so far, 5.1% tested positive for COVID-19.

The new numbers indicate 182 new cases confirmed and a 14.6% increase in positive cases since Friday.

The health department did not immediately release details about the individual who recently died.

Here's a breakdown by health district of where Utah's COVID-19 cases are located:

  • Bear River: 27 cases, 5 hospitalizations
  • Central Utah: 3 cases
  • Davis County: 137 cases, 10 hospitalizations
  • Salt Lake County: 650 cases, 58 hospitalizations
  • San Juan: 5 cases, 2 hospitalizations
  • Southeast Utah: 2 cases
  • Southwest Utah: 36 cases, 7 hospitalizations
  • Summit County: 230 cases, 14 hospitalizations
  • Tooele County: 17 cases, 2 hospitalizations
  • TriCounty: 2 cases
  • Utah County: 186 cases, 12 hospitalizations
  • Wasatch County: 70 cases, 4 hospitalizations
  • Weber-Morgan: 63 cases, 3 hospitalizations

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