KUTV — Utah reported five new deaths on Saturday and 269 new cases.
The Utah Department of Health specified that one of the deaths was previously reported but was only confirmed today to have died from the virus. The four other deaths include three people from Salt Lake County and one from Weber county.
- Salt Lake County woman – between the ages of 60-84 – with underlying medical conditions, and a resident of a long-term care facility.
- Salt Lake County man – older than age 85 – with underlying medical conditions.
- Weber County woman – older than age 85 – with underlying medical conditions, and a resident of a long-term care facility.
- Salt Lake County man – younger than age 60 –with underlying medical conditions.
On Friday, Utah experience the biggest increase in case numbers since cases were first reported in the state.
Total recorded cases: 9,533 cases (up 269 from Friday, which is a daily rate increase of 2.9%, according to the health department)
Number of people tested: 210,105 (4,250 more than Friday)
Hospitalizations: 763 (up 10 from Friday) There are 99 positive COVID-19 cases currently hospitalized.
Deaths: 112 (up five from Friday)
Utah COVID-19 confirmed cases by week:
- Sun., March 15 — 28
- Sun., March 22 — 181
- Sun., March 29 — 719
- Sun., April 5 — 1,605
- Sun., April 12 — 2,303
- Sun., April 19 — 3,069
- Sun., April 26 — 3,948
- Sun., May 3 — 5,175
- Sun., May 10 — 6,251
- Sun., May 17 – 7,238
- Sun., May 24 – 8,392
COVID-19 response timeline according to Utah Division of Emergency Management:
- Dec. 31 2019: Chinese officials announce dozens of cases of pneumonia from unknown source
- Jan. 7: Outbreak identified as new novel coronavirus
- Jan. 11; A 61-year-old man from Wuhan, China, dies from virus
- Jan. 21: First case of coronavirus confirmed in the U.S.
- Jan. 29: UDOH actively prepares for response to COVID-19 in Utah
- Jan. 30: WHO declares global public health emergency, confirmed in 18 countries
- Feb. 28: First COVID-19 patient from cruise ship arrives in Utah in isolation
- March 2: Gov. Herbert creates COVID-19 task force
- March 6: Herbert declares state of emergency
- March 10: Confirmed U.S. cases pass 1,000
- March 11: WHO declares global pandemic, two Utah Jazz players confirmed to have virus
- March 12: Herbert says no gatherings of more than 100 people
- March 13: Soft closure of Utah schools announced
- March 17: Herbert orders restaurants to suspend dine-in service, bars too
- March 18: Earthquake!
- March 19: Confirmed cases in U.S. passes 10,000
- March 20: Global death toll reaches 10,000
- March 22: Utah confirms first COVID-19 death
- March 23: U.S. third in the world with cases behind China and Italy
- March 25: U.S. passes 50,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19
- March 26: Non-essential medical procedures restricted
- March 27: Utah records second COVID-19 death
- April 1: Utah exceeds 1,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases
- April 10: Wireless emergency alert activated at Utah borders
- April 13: Emergency alerts suspended
- April 15: Utah records 20 COVID-19 deaths
- April 27: Testing is primary focus of Utah's response
- April 28: A "mask for every Utahn" initiative announced
- May 1: Utah moves to moderate risk
- May 3: Utah surpasses 5,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 50 deaths
- May 11: Utah surpasses 6,000 COVID-19 cases
- May 13: State records 75th death attributed to COVID-19
- May 15: Gov. Herbert moves most of state from moderate to low risk
- May 20: Utah Leads Together 3.0 released
- May 26: Utah exceeds 100 deaths from COVID-19