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Utah Reports 1,068 New COVID-19 Cases, 5 New Deaths

Sep 27, 2020, 12:43 PM | Updated: 1:11 pm
FILE (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)...
FILE (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health on Sunday reported 1,068 new COVID-19 cases, continuing a days-long streak of new cases topping 1,000 a day.

Five new deaths were reported.

The rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 974 per day, and the rolling seven-day average for percent of positive lab tests is 13.9%. The state has tested a total 811,249 people, and 6,170 of those tests returned positive.

There have been 1,046,616 tests administered.

Currently, 180 patients are hospitalized with the virus, 76 of which are in intensive care units. Another four patients are currently hospitalized as COVID-19 persons under investigation. UDOH reports 49% of all non-ICU beds and 68.9% of all ICU beds in Utah hospitals are occupied.

A total of 453 Utahns have died from the virus. The following deaths were reported Sunday:

  • Male, between 25-44, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, older than 85, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident

The state is considering 54,201 cases as recovered, meaning those patients received a positive diagnosis more than three weeks ago and they have not died.

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Utah Reports 1,068 New COVID-19 Cases, 5 New Deaths