650 New COVID-19 Cases, 2 New Deaths, 161 Current Hospitalizations
Sep 22, 2020, 12:19 PM | Updated: 12:30 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health on Tuesday reported 650 new COVID-19 cases and two new deaths.
Though the case count hasn’t matched the dramatic spike the state saw Friday and Saturday, the seven-day rolling average for percent of positive lab tests has ticked up to 13.9%. The rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 857 per day.
The state has tested 768,959 people so far, and 65,044 of those tests returned positive. There have been 982,545 total tests administered.
There are currently 161 patients hospitalized with the virus, 63 of which are in intensive care units. UDOH reports 45.6% of all non-ICU beds and 61.9% of all ICU beds in Utah hospitals are occupied.
A total of 443 Utahns have died from the virus. The following deaths were reported Tuesday:
- Female, between 65-84, Weber County resident, hospitalized at time of death
- Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
Health officials are considering 51,945 cases as recovered, meaning those patients received a positive diagnosis more than three weeks ago and they have not died.