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During the battle against Utah’s coronavirus, a number of terrible records were broken on Friday.
The Utah Department of Health added 17 Utah to the state’s death toll. UDOH reported 2,987 new COVID-19 cases, 395 are currently in hospital, and the average number of new cases in seven days surpassed the 2,000 mark – all records for one day.
Governor Gary Herbert, in a statement on Friday, said the established records of new cases, deaths and hospitalizations “are exactly what we have been warning Utah residents for weeks. That is why we have begged Utahns to adopt behaviors that would have prevented us from reaching this point. ”
The new deaths brought Utah’s total dead to 649.
Five of the 17 new deaths were Salt Lake County residents. The three are women; one person between the ages of 45 and 64, the other two between 65 and 84. One person is between 25 and 44 years old; the other 65 to 84.
Five from Utah County: Four men, all between 65 and 84 and one woman, over 85.
Davis and Washington counties lose one man and one woman each; all four are between 65 and 84.
Also among those killed: a man from Tooele County, between 45 and 64 years old; a Juab County woman who is over 85 years of age; and a Weber County man over 85 years old.
In its statement, COVID-19 said “is widespread and unregulated in our community. Staying ahead of this trend will become more and more difficult with each passing day. “
Herbert announced no new government action on Friday, but vowed to announce policies “in the coming days” that would “address this ongoing increase”.
There have been 983 Utahns reported being hospitalized for COVID-19 in the past two weeks. In total, 5,922 patients were hospitalized statewide for COVID-19, an increase of 92 from Thursday.
Utah intensive care units accounted for 75.6% on Friday, but this figure reflects the capacity of the ICU across the state and does not take into account needs that vary across cities or for some certain medical specialties.
Of the new cases, 281 were students, teachers, and school staff, another daily record.
Salt Lake County, Utah’s most populous place, set a one-day record for new cases, with 1,183. Also setting daily records are: Weber-Morgan Health District, with 254; Southwest Utah Health District (including Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, and Washington counties), at 200; Utah Central Health District (which includes Juan, Millard, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, and Wayne counties), with 64; Summit District, with 46; and Wasatch County, with 33.
During the past week, 19.7% of all tests showed positive – a proportion that indicated a large number of infected people were not tested, state officials said. There were 11,220 new test results reported on Friday.
The university did not specify how many players were infected with the virus. Sufficiently placed in quarantine without the team having the minimum number of players required by Conference Pac-12, 53, to compete. The game will go on record books like an unrivaled competition.
Also on Friday, the state’s COVID-19 Consolidation Command team announced that they are aiming to use Apple’s / Google’s Exposure Notification Express tool, or EN Express, to notify Utahns across devices. mobility in terms of exposure to coronavirus.
With the move, the state is canceling August requests for proposals from vendors to integrate Bluetooth technology with the Healthy Together app. The app was introduced back in April as a high-tech way to track people already infected with coronavirus, but tracing technology never came to fruition, even with $ 2.75 million in cash. government.
As stated by UDOH, the Healthy Together application is still available to help Utahns complete symptom assessments, connect with test centers, and get current information on COVID-19.