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Utah Reports 1,198 New COVID-19 Cases, No New Deaths


SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health on Thursday reported 1,198 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths.

The latest report has pushed Utah’s rolling seven-day average for positive tests to 916 per day. The rolling seven-day average for percent of positive lab tests remains at 14.2%. The state has tested 784,975 people so far, and 67,119 of those tests returned positive. There have been more than 1 million tests administered.

There are currently 188 patients hospitalized with the virus, 76 of which are in intensive care units. Another 28 patients are currently hospitalized as COVID-19 persons under investigation. UDOH reports 55.1% of all non-ICU beds and 67% of all ICU beds in Utah hospitals are occupied. Hospitalizations have seen a steady increase since Sept. 15.

A total of 444 Utahns have died from the virus.

The state is considering 52,860 cases as recovered, meaning those patients received a positive diagnosis more than three weeks ago and they have not died.

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