Utah Reports 4 New Deaths, 391 New COVID-19 Cases, 118 Current Hospitalizations
Aug 28, 2020, 1:09 PM | Updated: 1:14 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health on Friday announced four new COVID-19 deaths and 391 new cases.
The rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 354 per day. The rolling seven-day average for percent of positive lab tests is 8.8%. The state has tested 647,745 people so far, and 50,948 of those tests returned positive.
There are currently 118 people hospitalized for the virus, 44 of which are in intensive care units. Another nine patients are currently hospitalized as COVID-19 persons under investigation. UDOH reports 52.7% of all non-ICU beds and 64.9% of all ICU beds in Utah hospitals are occupied.
A total of 407 Utahns have died from the virus. The following deaths were reported Friday:
- Male, between 65 and 84, Box Elder County resident, hospitalized at time of death
- Female, between 45 and 64, Box Elder County resident, hospitalized at time of death
- Female, between 65 and 84, Wasatch County resident, resident of a long-term care facility
- Male, between 45 and 64, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
The state is considering 42,959 cases as recovered, meaning those patients received a positive diagnosis more than three weeks ago and they have not died.