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4 New Deaths, 500 New COVID-19 Cases Reported; 213 Currently Hospitalized

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health has reported four new deaths and 500 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the seven-day rolling average of reported cases to 457 per day.

Friday’s case count has effectively put Utah at its goal to have a seven-day average of fewer than 500 cases by Aug. 1. Testing numbers, though, are also down. Currently, the seven-day average for positive cases is 9.9% of those tested, a number that has been relatively consistent in recent weeks.

So far, the state has tested 528,910 people, and 40,196 of them have tested positive for COVID-19.

There have been a total of 304 deaths in Utah from the virus. The following deaths were reported Friday:

  • Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Female, between 65-84, San Juan County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Cache County resident, long-term care facility resident

Currently, 213 patients are hospitalized, 81 of which are in intensive care units. Another 45 patients are currently hospitalized as COVID-19 persons under investigation.

According to UDOH, 56.9% of all non-ICU beds and 66.3% of all ICU beds in the state are now occupied.

The state is considering 28,130 patients as recovered, meaning those patients received a positive diagnosis more than three weeks ago and they have not died.

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