Utah COVID hospitalizations grow by 78 in one day, a record; 103 new cases in BRHD

There are 78 more hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Utah Wednesday than there were Tuesday. It is the highest one-day increase in hospitalizations since the start of the pandemic.

There are 299 people currently hospitalized and total hospitalizations over almost eight months are 5,247.

When Wednesday’s report from the state health department indicated 17.9 percent of all tests the last week were positives, that too was a record-high seven-day average of infections.

Also Wednesday the state reported 1,549 new positive coronavirus cases and because 7,364 tests were administered, it means 21 percent of the tests since Tuesday were positives.

There were 10 new COVID-19 deaths across the state since Tuesday which means there have  been 588 total deaths since the start of the pandemic.

In addition, Wednesday the rolling seven-day average for positive tests grew to 1,549 cases a day, yet another new record.

Wednesday the Bear River Health Department reported 103 new positive cases in northern Utah: 84 in Cache County and 19 in Box Elder County.

There have been 5,192  positive cases over the course of the pandemic in the Bear River District, 4,209 in Cache County, 961 in Box Elder County and 22 in Rich County.

Among the new positives in the district, 3,787 are considered “recovered”. Hospitalizations grew by four in northern Utah Wednesday. There are now 23 from the district in hospitals, 14 from Cache County and nine from Box Elder County.

Including the state’s Wednesday report now 108,803 Utahns have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

In October there have now been at least 1,000 new cases on 25 of 28 days. The most recent report from Idaho indicates there are 60,923 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state. There have been 585 COVID deaths in Idaho with 359 positive tests in Franklin County, 73 positives in Bear Lake County and 51 in Oneida County.

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