Three Long-Term Care Facility Patients Among Recent COVID-19 Deaths
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Four more people have died from COVID-19 in Utah and three of those victims lived in different long-term care facilities, according to officials with the Utah Department of Health.
As of Friday’s announcement, a total of 17 Utahns have died as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and 2,102 people have tested positive for COVID-19.
State epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn said the four latest deaths were men older than the age of 60 in Salt Lake and Utah counties.
“Two of those were from a long-term care facility and one was hospitalized at the time of death,” Dunn said about the Salt Lake County victims.
The victims who died at the long-term care facilities were residents at the same two facilities where four people had died earlier in the week, Dunn said.
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She did not name the facilities, but UDOH officials were investigating.
The Utah County victim had been hospitalized prior to his death, Dunn said.
Dunn said 183 people have been hospitalized since the outbreak began and over 40,000 people have been tested for the virus.
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