Utah Reports 5 New Deaths, 249 New COVID-19 Cases

Aug 24, 2020, 1:06 PM | Updated: 3:57 pm

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health on Monday announced 249 new COVID-19 cases and five new deaths.

The rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 350 per day, and the rolling seven0day average for percent of positive lab tests is 8.9%. The state has tested 626,354 people so far, and 49,364 of those tests returned positive.

Currently, 130 patients are hospitalized with the virus,  57 of which are in intensive care units. Another 14 patients are currently hospitalized as COVID-19 persons under investigation. UDOH reports 49.7% of all non-ICU beds and 66% of all ICU beds in Utah hospitals are occupied.

A total of 390 Utahns have died from the virus. The following deaths were reported Monday:

  • Male, between 45 and 64, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, older than 85, San Juan County resident
  • Female, between 45 and 64, Uintah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, older than 85, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 65 and 84, Wasatch County resident, long-term care facility resident

The state is considering 41,164 cases as recovered, meaning those patients received a positive diagnosis more than three weeks ago and they have not died.

State health officials said later Monday that testing numbers have been “artificially low due to a delay in reporting results to the state’s electronic laboratory reporting system.”

“The UDOH is working with this testing partner to resolve the delay, and negative laboratory test results will be adjusted as soon as possible,” officials said.

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