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Weekend COVID-19 totals top 3,000 confirmed cases; two additional deaths reported

Posted at 11:26 AM, Apr 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-19 14:09:38-04

We look at COVID-19 percentages across the state as the Utah Department of Health updates the weekend numbers.

As of Sunday morning, approximately 63,555 people have been tested for COVID-19 since March 6, 2020.

Sunday’s total of confirmed cases is 3,069, meaning approximately 4.8% of those tested have come back positive for COVID-19. Saturday totals showed the same amount.

259 people have been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19. When compared to the total confirmed cases, we see that approximately 8.4% of those that have the virus statewide are hospitalized.

As of Sunday morning, there have been 27 confirmed deaths in relation to COVID-19, two more than Saturday. According to The Utah Department of Heath, both of the new cases were Salt Lake County residents, one male, one female. They were both over the age of 85 with underlying medical conditions.

Statistically, that shows that the mortality rate of COVID-19 in the state is approximately 0.8%. This figure does not reflect things such as age or preexisting conditions that put people in a more high-risk category.

Looking at individual counties, Salt Lake County has 1,615 cases, equaling approximately 52% of all confirmed cases statewide. The next highest are Utah County with approximately 14% and Summit County with approximately 10%.

New figures from the Utah Department of Health show the number of recovered persons, which is estimated by the number of cases whose first positive lab test was reported at least 21 days ago, and excludes deaths. As of April 18, that number is cumulatively estimated to be 679.