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Utah reports 827 new coronavirus cases Monday – Salt Lake Tribune

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With 827 brand-new coronavirus cases reported on Monday, Utahs rate of new diagnoses continued to increase, passing 1,000 for the very first time.

Editors note: The Salt Lake Tribune is offering complimentary access to crucial stories about the coronavirus. Sign up for our Top Stories newsletter, sent out to your inbox every weekday early morning. There were 1,955 cases connected to school break outs as of Monday, with 960 of those within the past two weeks, UDOH reported. Amongst students, cases were far most common in high schools, which had per-student rates more than double those in middle schools and at least triple those in primary schools.

Statewide, Utahs rate of positive tests have actually been above 5% since May 25, according to UDOH data.

Salt Lake County tallied 295 brand-new cases on Monday, with a seven-day average of 32 new day-to-day cases per 100,000 individuals.

Brigham Young University, which has actually experienced the worst campus outbreak considering that fall term began, reported 1,328 cases since Saturday, up from 1,272 cases as of Friday. Utah Valley University reported 233 cases as of Friday, up from 198 the week in the past.

Utahs death toll from the coronavirus stood at 453 on Monday, like Sunday.

In total, 3,757 clients have actually been hospitalized in Utah for COVID-19, up 28 from Sunday.

There were 6,212 new test results reported on Monday, below the weeklong average of 7,916 brand-new tests per day.

There were 1,955 cases linked to school outbreaks since Monday, with 960 of those within the previous 2 weeks, UDOH reported. At least 281 teachers have actually been infected this term. Among students, cases were far most widespread in high schools, which had per-student rates more than double those in intermediate schools and a minimum of triple those in elementary schools.

The infection continued to spread out rapidly in Utah County, which tape-recorded 356 brand-new cases Monday– the most of any county in the state. For the past seven days, Utah County has actually balanced 67 new cases a day per 100,000 individuals, more than double the statewide average of 31.

Hospitalizations were down somewhat, with 167 Utah patients concurrently admitted, UDOH reported. Usually, 177 clients have been receiving treatment in Utah health centers each day for the past week– continuing a two-week increase, but still below the peak average of 211 patients hospitalized each day at the end of July.

State health authorities on Monday updated how they report school-related cases, showing totals by district and by age.

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For the past week, the Utah Department of Health has tallied 1,001 brand-new positive test results daily typically– continuing a streak of brand-new record highs that began earlier this month as cases rose among young adults.

The percent of tests with positive outcomes was at 14%– a rate that indicates a big number of contaminated people are not being checked, state authorities state.