1 Death, 661 New COVID-19 Cases & 202 Hospitalizations Reported By State
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Officials with the Utah Department of Health reported 661 new cases of COVID-19, one death and 202 current hospitalizations in the state.
The state’s seven-day rolling average of new cases was at 615, and the seven-day rolling average for positive tests was 9.2 percent.
Gov. Gary Herbert has challenged Utahns to get the rolling average to 500 cases or fewer by Aug. 1, which is less than one week away. Today’s total of 661 will be included in Aug. 1’s seven-day rolling average.
The victim was a Davis County male, between 65-84 years old, who was a long-term care facility resident. Overall, 274 people have died from COVID-19.
Over 594,000 tests have been administered in Utah since the pandemic began.
There were 202 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 on Saturday. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak were listed at 2,213.
As of Saturday, 67.4 percent of Utah’s ICU beds were occupied. Seventy-nine COVID-19 patients were in the ICU while an additional 30 hospital patients were under investigation.
Overall, state health officials consider 24,390 cases recovered. A case is considered recovered when a person with a diagnosis date of more than three weeks ago has not passed away.
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