CORONAVIRUS UTAH

2 More Deaths, 572 New Cases Of Coronavirus Reported In Utah

Sep 12, 2020, 1:05 PM | Updated: 1:46 pm
FILE (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)...
FILE (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health has reported an increase of 2 deaths related to COVID-19, and 572 more people who have tested positive for the virus.

Two more men have died of the disease. One was a Davis County resident between the ages of 65-84. He was a long-term care facility resident.

The second was a resident of Salt Lake County between the ages of 45-64. He had been hospitalized.

Total deaths reported by the state have increased to 433 since the beginning of the pandemic. Health officials said there have been 57,247 positive cases.

An additional 4,422 people have been tested for coronavirus, bringing the total to 712,229.

Officials said the 7-day rolling average of cases was 421, with a  9.2 percent rate of positive cases.

The 1,228 confirmed cases reported Friday and Saturday were the highest two-day total in Utah since July 23-24 – a span of over 7 weeks.

Officials said 120 people were receiving treatments in the hospital, with 3,311 people hospitalized since February.

They also reported 48,396 of the state’s cases were considered recovered.

There have been over 192,000 COVID-19 related deaths in the United States, and more than 6.4 million confirmed cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The World Health Organization has reported nearly 192,000 deaths across the globe, with more than 28.3 million cases.

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2 More Deaths, 572 New Cases Of Coronavirus Reported In Utah