CORONAVIRUS UTAH

Utah Reports 263 New COVID-19 Cases, 5 New Deaths, 134 Current Hospitalizations

Aug 18, 2020, 12:57 PM | Updated: 1:07 pm
FILE (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)...
FILE (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health has reported 263 new cases of COVID-19 and five new deaths.

The rolling seven-day average is 341 positive tests per day, UDOH reports. The rolling seven-day average for percent of positive tests is down to 8.8%. The state has tested 606,516 people so far, and 47,157 of those tests returned positive.

There were 134 patients hospitalized Tuesday with the virus, 61 of which were in intensive care units. The department of health reports 44.3% of all non-ICU beds and 61.2% of all ICU beds in Utah hospitals are occupied.

A total of 369 Utahns have died so far. The following deaths were reported Tuesday:

  • Male, between 25 and 44, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 45 and 64, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Female, between 65 and 84, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized
  • Male, older than 85, Box Elder County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Female, between 65 and 84, Weber County resident, hospitalized prior to death

The state is considering 38,555 cases as recovered, meaning those patients received a positive diagnosis more than three weeks ago and they have not died.

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Utah Reports 263 New COVID-19 Cases, 5 New Deaths, 134 Current Hospitalizations