Cache County Woman Dies Of COVID-19; State Total At 98
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – A Cache County woman was the latest Utahn to die from complications related to the coronavirus pandemic, moving the total number of deaths in the state to 98.
Officials with the Utah Department of Health said the women was over the age of 85. No additional information was provided.
It was the Bear River Health Department’s second reported COVID-19-related death. The health department covers Box Elder, Cache and Rich Counties.
The state also reported an increase of 129 positive cases in their Monday numbers, bringing the total to 8,521 people.
An additional 2,205 tests have been administered, with 196,468 total.
129 additional cases of #COVID19 reported today in Utah and 4 new hospitalizations. 95 are currently hospitalized. One more Utahn has died from the virus for a total of 98. More data available at https://t.co/yvRXFJc1QA pic.twitter.com/8WD1sqRsNw
— Utah.gov (@UtahGov) May 25, 2020
Four more people have been hospitalized since the health department’s last update on Sunday. Officials said 95 people were currently undergoing treatment inside a hospital.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the total number of deaths in the United States has risen to 97,669, with 620 deaths reported since Sunday.
Over 15,300 new cases were reported by the CDC, increasing the total to 1,637,456.
Thirty states have reported over 10,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus, including Utah’s neighboring states to the east and south.
Colorado reported over 24,000 cases and 1,330 deaths. Arizona reported over 16,000 cases with 800 deaths.
New York reported the most cases in the country, with nearly 358,000 and over 29,000 deaths.
The United States has reported far more positive cases than any other country in the world. The next highest totals were in Brazil and Russia, with around 350,000 cases each.
Officials with the World Health Organization said there were more than 5.3 million cases worldwide and 342,000 deaths.
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