Monday’s totals give Utah 9,999 total confirmed cases, with 789 total hospitalizations and 113 total deaths from the disease. Previously, there were 9,797 cases in the state.
The new numbers indicate a 2.1% increase in positive cases since Sunday. Of the 218,112 tests conducted in Utah so far, 4.6% were positive for COVID-19. There were 4,198 tests conducted between Sunday and Monday.
There have been 1,379 positive COVID-19 cases reported in the last week, with an average of 197 per day, the health department reports. During that time, there were 19,520 tests conducted, for a 7.1% positive test rate last week.
The week before that, from May 19-25, there were 1,003 new cases for a 7-day average of 143 per day. During that week, there were 19,157 tests conducted, and 5.2% were positive for COVID-19.
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.
Fourteen more people were hospitalized between Sunday and Monday, and there are currently 95 people hospitalized with COVID-19.
The health department estimates that there are 3,635 active cases of COVID-19 in Utah, and 6,251 people are estimated to have recovered from the disease in the state. Anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 three or more weeks ago and has not died is considered to be recovered from the disease.
There is no COVID-19 news conference expected today. Utah leaders have now transitioned to holding news conferences once a week on Wednesdays.