142 New COVID-19 Cases In Utah; No New Deaths Reported
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health on Monday reported 142 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 5,317.
The growth rate of the virus across the state remains low at 2.7%.
There have been 50 total deaths due to COVID-19 complications in the state. No new deaths were reported Monday.
According to the UDOH, 441 people required hospitalization due to the virus, and a total of 124,661 Utahns have been tested so far, a rate of 4.2%.
The state estimates 2,342 people have recovered.
The number of community spread cases has dropped, according to state epidemiologist, Angela Dunn.
Dunn said 11% of COVID-19 cases in Utah were caused by community spread, while 60% of cases came from someone being exposed to the virus in their own household.
Another 25% of confirmed cases came from exposure with someone outside of their household.
Only 4% of people who tested positive were exposed at their workplace.
Dunn also addressed a “growing concern” among the San Juan County Health District, which includes part of the Navajo Nation.
San Juan County has 116 confirmed cases of coronavirus, more than half of which were reported just last week.
“Our mobile testing team, along with the Utah Public Health Laboratory, has been out several times in the past couple weeks, testing all of the community members,” said Dunn. “The Utah Department of Health has been providing guidance on contact tracing, quarantine, and isolation as well.”
The Navajo Department of Health reported 81 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend.
A total of 2,292 people have tested positive for COVID-19, while 73 have died from it on the reservation.
The Navajo Reservation spans parts of Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico in the Four Corners area.
Dunn said Utah is supplying support as requested by the Navajo Nation in San Juan County.
“Right now, they are really in need of just testing capacity. Our mobile teams there are a hundred percent focused on testing,” said Dunn.
Dunn said Utah leaders are meeting with tribal leaders regularly to discuss contact tracing and other response tactics.
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Total number of lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in Utah
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