On Wednesday as the state health department reported 1,145 new positive coronavirus cases, four new COVID-19 deaths were added to Utah’s rolls including a Cache County man between 65-84 years who was hospitalized at the time of his death.
There are now 17 deaths in the district, 11 from Cache County and six in Box Elder County.
With four COVID-19 deaths since Monday a total of 578 Utahns have died due to the coronavirus.
Also, Utah’s COVID-19 hospitalizations continued at a record pace over the last two weeks. The 786 Utahns hospitalized the last 14 days is the most in any two-week period since the outbreak in March.
On Tuesday current COVID-19 hospitalizations in Utah totaled 296. Total hospitalizations since the beginning of the outbreak are now 5,169.
In addition, the rolling seven-day average for positive tests grew to 1,507 cases a day, yet another new record.
Tuesday the Bear River Health Department reported 63 new positive cases in northern Utah: 48 in Cache County and 15 in Box Elder County.
There have been 5,089 positive cases over the course of the pandemic in the Bear River District, 4,125 in Cache County, 942 in Box Elder County and 22 in Rich County.
Among the new positives in the district, 3,702 are considered “recovered”. Hospitalizations grew by seven in northern Utah. There are now 19 from the district in hospitals, 13 from Cache County and six from Box Elder County.
There were 7,439 tests administered since Monday to find the 1,145 new cases Tuesday and now 107,228 Utahns have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.
Another week of tracking by the Utah Department of Health has determined in the last seven days 17.4 percent of all coronavirus tests statewide were positive, which is another new record-high rate.
In October there have now been at least 1,000 new cases on 24 of 27 days. The most recent report from Idaho indicates there are 69,041 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state. There have been 580 COVID deaths in Idaho with 347 positive tests in Franklin County, 70 positives in Bear Lake County and 46 in Oneida County.