SALT LAKE CITY — Utah has set another record for single-day increases in COVID-19, according to the latest figures from the Utah Department of Health.
UDOH reported 867 new confirmed cases Friday, and the state now has a total of 28,223 cases. The previous record of 722 new cases was set Wednesday.
"We all have the responsibility to do our individual part to help turn the tide of our ongoing spike in cases. Our hospitals need our cooperation and our high-risk populations need our cooperation," Dr. Angela Dunn, state epidemiologist for UDOH, said in a news release. "I know we can turn this trend around, and we can do it by practicing physical distancing, wearing masks, staying home and away from others when we are sick, and washing our hands regularly."
A total of 207 people in Utah have died of COVID-19, and two new deaths were reported Friday.
395,974 people in Utah have been reported tested for the disease, and 1,748 people have required hospitalization.
An estimated 16,261 of Utah's COVID-19 cases are considered recovered. UDOH estimates the number of recoveries by counting the people who survived three weeks after testing positive for COVID-19.