CORONAVIRUS UTAH

Utah Reports 1,340 New COVID-19 Cases, 3 Deaths & 298 Hospitalizations

Oct 17, 2020, 1:11 PM | Updated: 1:43 pm
FILE (Photo by Octavio Jones/Getty Images)...
FILE (Photo by Octavio Jones/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health reported 1,340 new cases of COVID-19 and three new deaths on Saturday.

There are currently 298 patients hospitalized with the virus.

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

Testing

There were 9,142 tests reported since yesterday, 1,496 of which were positive for COVID-19.

The state has reported 91,957 total positive cases out of 966,451 people tested so far.

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

The rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 1,222 per day, and the rolling seven-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests rose to 14%.

Hospitalizations

There are 298 patients currently hospitalized with the virus, 96 of which are in intensive care units. Another 15 patients are currently hospitalized as COVID-19 persons under investigation.

UDOH reports 55.3% of all non-ICU beds and 74.9% of all ICU beds were occupied as of Saturday. This includes hospitalizations due to COVID-19 and other causes.

(UDOH)

On Friday, officials with University of Utah Hospital said their ICU reached 104% capacity and Gov. Gary Gerbert called the current spike in cases “unsustainable.”

Deaths

A total of 540 Utahns have died from COVID-19. The following deaths were reported Saturday:

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

Recoveries

The state is considering 69,110 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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