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Utah Health Officials Report 987 New COVID-19 Cases, 249 Current Hospitalizations

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health on Tuesday announced 987 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths.

There are currently 249 patients hospitalized with the virus.

For Utah’s complete coronavirus statistics, visit cornavirus.utah.gov.

Testing

The state reported an increase of 8,801 tests since yesterday, and 987 of those tests returned positive.

Utah has tested 931,732 people so far, and 87,819 of those tests were positive.

There have been a total of 1,231,944 tests reported.

The rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 1,182 per day. The rolling seven-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests is 13.8%.

Hospitalizations

There are 249 patients currently hospitalized with the virus, 90 of which are in intensive care units. Another five patients are currently hospitalized as COVID-19 persons under investigation.

UDOH reports 48.8% of all non-ICU beds and 65.1% of all ICU beds in Utah hospitals are occupied.

Deaths

A total of 522 Utahns have died as a result of COVID-19. No new deaths were reported Tuesday.

Recoveries

The state is considering 64,583 cases as “recovered,” meaning those patients received a positive diagnosis more than three weeks ago and they have not died.

For more information, visit coronavirus.utah.gov.

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