Utah passes 4,000 total coronavirus cases

Kristin Murphy, KSL, File

Utah passes 4,000 total coronavirus cases

By Graham Dudley, KSL.com | Updated - Apr. 26, 2020 at 12:35 p.m. | Posted - Apr. 26, 2020 at 12:07 p.m.



SALT LAKE CITY — One week after Utah passed 3,000 total cases of COVID-19, Sunday's numbers from the Utah Department of Health show the state has since added an additional thousand cases and sits at 4,123.

That's up 175 cases from 3,948 on Saturday. No new deaths from the disease were reported Sunday.

The total number of cases reported by the health department includes all cases of COVID-19 since Utah’s outbreak began, including those who are infected now, those who have recovered from the disease, and those who have died.

The state has now tested at least 95,702 Utahns for COVID-19, up 5,496 tests from yesterday's report. The state's rate of positive tests continues to decline, now sitting at 4.3%.

An additional 16 Utahns were hospitalized since Saturday for the coronavirus; 345 in total have been hospitalized. The health department estimates that at least 1,568 Utahns have recovered from COVID-19.

Salt Lake County now has 2,144 cumulative cases of COVID-19. Utah County has 777, Summit County has had 357, and Davis County has 275.

Summit County's per capita infection rate sits at 851 residents per 100,000, by far the highest in the state. Second-place Wasatch County has 415 infections per 100,000 residents.

The health department and government officials will brief the public on the state's coronavirus situation tomorrow afternoon. In less than a week, the statewide stay-at-home recommendation will be lifted and some businesses will begin to reopen, Gov. Gary Herbert announced last week.

Officials encourage Utahns to wear masks and to social distance as the economy reopens.

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