CORONAVIRUS

State Reports 9 New COVID-19 Deaths, 502 New Cases; 217 Currently Hospitalized

Jul 30, 2020, 1:08 PM | Updated: 9:27 pm
Dr. Angela Dunn speaks during a COVID-19 update on July 16, 2020...
Dr. Angela Dunn speaks during a COVID-19 update on July 16, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah reported nine new deaths from COVID-19 on Thursday and 502 new cases.

State epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn said the disease has now killed 300 Utahns.

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The state reported the following deaths Thursday:

  • Male, between 65-84, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, older than 85, Davis County resident, not hospitalized but was under Hospice care
  • Female, between 65-84, Juab County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Male, between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Male, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Female, between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Female, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Male, older than 85, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death

The seven-day rolling average is now 508 new cases per day and the seven day rolling average of positive cases is 9.6%.

Currently, there are 217 patients hospitalized with the virus, and 87 of those are in intensive care units. Another 21 patients are currently hospitalized as COVID-19 persons under investigation.

According to UDOH, 53.5% of all non-ICU beds and 69.8% of all ICU beds in Utah hospitals are now occupied.

The state has a total of 39,696 cases and nearly 525,000 Utahans have been tested for the disease.

Dunn said that equates to approximately one in six Utahns getting tested for COVID-19.

“We have gone from a plateau to a decrease in total cases in Utah, that is statewide, Dunn said. “With school starting soon it is really important that we continue on this trajectory. We have the opportunity to start school with case counts decreasing and being more in control.”

Dunn reiterated the importance of  wearing face masks in public, practicing physical distancing, staying home when you’re ill and using good hand hygiene.

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State Reports 9 New COVID-19 Deaths, 502 New Cases; 217 Currently Hospitalized