CORONAVIRUS UTAH

Utah Reports 1,498 New COVID-19 Cases, 2 New Deaths, 258 Current Hospitalizations

Oct 15, 2020, 1:07 PM | Updated: 1:22 pm
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FILE (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health on Thursday reported 1,498 new COVID-19 cases and two new deaths.

There are currently 258 patients hospitalized with the virus.

For the state’s complete COVID-19 statistics, visit coronavirus.utah.gov.

Testing

The state reported 7,315 new tests since yesterday, 1,498 of which were positive.

There have been a total of 90,461 positive cases out of 948,002 people tested so far.

Utah has reported 1,257,881 tests have been administered.

The rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 1,204 per day, and the rolling seven-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests is 13.9%.

Hospitalizations

There are currently 258 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, 97 of which are in intensive care units. Another 10 patients are currently hospitalized as COVID-19 persons under investigation.

UDOH reports 55.1% of all non-ICU beds and 72.3% of all ICU beds in Utah hospitals are occupied.

Deaths

A total of 529 Utahns have died from COVID-19. The following deaths were reported Thursday:

  • Male, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized at time of death

Recoveries

The state is considering 66,683 cases as “recovered,” meaning those patients received a positive diagnosis more than three weeks ago and they have not died.

For more information, go to coronavirus.utah.gov.

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Utah Reports 1,498 New COVID-19 Cases, 2 New Deaths, 258 Current Hospitalizations