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Scott G Winterton, KSL

Sunday numbers show Utah up to 1,605 positive COVID-19 cases

By Graham Dudley, | Updated - Apr. 5, 2020 at 12:49 p.m. | Posted - Apr. 5, 2020 at 12:31 p.m.

SALT LAKE CITY — Sunday's daily update from the Utah Department of Health revealed 1,605 people have now tested positive for COVID-19, up 12.4% from 1,428 Utahns the day before.

The number includes all Utahns who have contracted the disease since the pandemic began, including those who have recovered. Health department numbers show 124 Utahns have been hospitalized with COVID-19; eight have died from it, but no new deaths were announced Sunday.

The hospitalization rate for Utah's investigated COVID-19 cases is 8.6%, and has decreased over the past few days as more cases have been found.

At least 30,892 Utahns have now been tested for COVID-19. About 5.2% of tests have come back positive so far.

The state is aggressively expanding testing, contributing to the growing numbers of positive tests. This comes even as Utah remains one of the few states in America not under a stay-at-home order, though Gov. Gary Herbert has encouraged Utahns to remain at home as much as possible.

Salt Lake County continues to pace the state with 741 cases of the coronavirus. Summit County has 256 cases, Utah County has 216, Davis County has 142, Wasatch County has 78 and the Weber-Morgan health district has reported 67 cases.

There are positive cases in every health district in Utah.

Graham Dudley

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