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Coming off record high, Utah sees 410 new coronavirus cases Sunday

By Graham Dudley, KSL.com | Updated - Jul. 5, 2020 at 1:24 p.m. | Posted - Jul. 5, 2020 at 12:59 p.m.



SALT LAKE CITY — One day after tying a single-day high for new cases with 676, the Utah Department of Health is reporting 410 new COVID-19 cases and three new deaths in the state.

That brings Utah to 24,952 total confirmed coronavirus cases, up from 24,542 cases the day before.

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.

A total of 184 Utah residents have now died from the disease, while 14,147 are estimated to have recovered.

In an email, health department spokesperson Charla Haley said all three new deaths were men over age 65, and one was over 85. One was from Salt Lake County, one from Utah County and one from Washington County, she said.

Currently the health department says 183 Utahns are hospitalized with positive coronavirus cases. Just over 46% of the state's non-ICU hospital beds are being utilized, and about 64% of its ICU beds are in use.

The state reported the results of 4,592 new tests over yesterday's report and has now conducted more than 371,000 coronavirus tests.

Overall, the state's rate of positive tests is at 6.6%.

Salt Lake County was responsible for 197 of Sunday's new cases. Utah's most populous county is also the home of more than half of its COVID-19 cases and deaths, though smaller counties like Summit, Wasatch and San Juan have experienced a higher per-capita case rate.

Within Salt Lake County, westside areas like Rose Park, Glendale and West Valley City have been the hardest hit on a per-capita basis. Hispanics and Latinos have accounted for 42.4% of the state's confirmed cases despite making up about 14.2% of the population; white Utahns represent 35.7% of Utah's cases.

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