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COVID-19: Utah Reports 553 New Cases, 4 Deaths, 27 Hospitalizations

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – There are 553 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Utah, 27 new hospitalizations and 4 new deaths, according to the latest report from state health officials.

There have been 22,217 total cases, 1,444 hospitalizations and 172 deaths so far.

The recently-reported deaths include a Salt Lake County woman between the ages of 65 – 84, a San Juan County man between the ages of 45 – 64, a Washington County man between the ages of 18 – 44, and a Weber County woman between the ages of 45 – 64.

All the patients were hospitalized at the time of death.

The Utah Department of Health reported 205 COVID-19 positive patients are currently hospitalized. Of those, 83 are in ICU beds. There are also 45 patients currently hospitalized as COVID-19 persons under investigation.

Authorities reported that 65.5% of non ICU beds and 62.4% of ICU beds are occupied in Utah hospitals.

The state has issued 340,753 tests, and the overall rate of positives has increased to 6.5%.

An estimated 12,398 patients are considered recovered, meaning they were diagnosed more than three weeks ago and they have not died.

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