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Utah Reports 1,496 New COVID-19 Cases, 8 New Deaths

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health on Friday reported 1,496 new cases of COVID-19 and eight new deaths.

There are currently 290 patients hospitalized with the virus.

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

Testing

There were 9,307 tests reported since yesterday, 1,496 of which were positive for COVID-19.

The state has reported 91,957 total positive cases out of 957,309 people tested so far.

There have been 1,273,392 total tests reported.

The rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 1,224 per day, and the rolling seven-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests is 13.9%.

Hospitalizations

There are 290 patients currently hospitalized with the virus, 96 of which are in intensive care units. Another 14 patients are currently hospitalized as COVID-19 persons under investigation.

UDOH reports 57.1% of all non-ICU beds are occupied, and 75% of all ICU beds are occupied.

Deaths

A total of 537 Utahns have died from COVID-19. The following deaths were reported Friday:

  • Male, between 45-64, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, older than 85, Box Elder County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake 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
  • Male, between 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 65-84, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident

Recoveries

The state is considering 68,092 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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