CORONAVIRUS UTAH

Utah Reports 314 Current Hospitalizations, 1,363 New COVID-19 Cases, 6 New Deaths

Oct 21, 2020, 12:57 PM | Updated: 1:11 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health on Wednesday reported 1,363 new cases of COVID-19 and six new deaths.

There are currently 314 patients hospitalized with the virus.

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

Testing

There have been 7,571 tests reported since yesterday, and 1,363 of those tests returned positive.

To date, 993,995 people in Utah have been tested. A total of 1,333,718 tests have been reported, and 98,006 of those tests returned positive.

The rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 1,283 per day, and the rolling seven-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests has now risen to 15.1%.

Hospitalizations

Currently, 314 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19, and 111 of those patients are in intensive care units. Another 24 patients are currently hospitalized as COVID-19 persons under investigation.

UDOH reports 52.1% of all non-ICU beds and 73.2% of all ICU beds in Utah hospitals are occupied.

Wednesday set a new record for current COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state.

Deaths

A total of 557 Utahns have died from the virus. The following deaths were reported Wednesday:

  • Female, between 65-84, Washington County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Male, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized
  • Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized
  • Male, between 65-84, Weber County resident, hospitalized
  • Male, between 25-44, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized
  • Female, between 65-84, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident

Recoveries

The state is considering 72,606 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 314 Current Hospitalizations, 1,363 New COVID-19 Cases, 6 New Deaths