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Utah Coronavirus Update, Tuesday, April 28

Four new deaths and 110 new coronavirus cases were confirmed by Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Of the 102,439 people tested for the virus, Utah has seen 4,343 positive cases. In the daily press conference, Gov. Gary Herbert said the state is capable of testing 6,000 people per day, and the labs have the capacity to analyze up to 9,000 tests per day. 

There have been 21 new hospitalizations as a result of the virus, with a state total of 370, and 1,704 individuals are estimated to be recovered. Herbert said the state’s hospitals are only to about 70% of their capacity due to the virus, and many hospitals are reopening for elective surgeries. He added the state’s PPE stock, in terms of masks and ventilators, is increasing, though he says there is still room to improve.

The full briefing is available here.