4 Utahns Die From COVID-19, 1,145 Test Positive For Virus

Oct 27, 2020, 12:56 PM | Updated: 1:15 pm

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Four more Utahns have died as a result of COVID-19, health officials reported Tuesday, and another 1,145 residents have tested positive for the virus.

There are currently 296 patients hospitalized with COVID-19.

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The Utah Department of Health has reported that 1,044,695 people have been tested so far, and a total of 1,414,509 tests have been reported. To date, 107,228 people in Utah have tested positive for the virus.

Some patients have been tested more than once, which is why the number of reported tests is greater than the number of patients tested.

The rolling seven day for positive tests is 1,507 per day. Tuesday’s report also pushed the rolling seven-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests to 17.4%.


Right now, 296 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19, and 111 of those patients are in intensive care units. Another 13 patients are currently hospitalized as COVID-19 persons under investigation.

UDOH reported that 48.3% of the state’s non-ICU beds are occupied. On Tuesday, 66.8% of the state’s ICU beds were occupied.

Health care leaders have warned Utahns about the possibly dire circumstances that could stem from the uncontrolled surge in cases. Many of Utah’s ICUs are nearing capacity, and officials said even if there were more beds, it doesn’t mean there are enough health care workers to care for patients.

The number of overall COVID-19 hospitalizations were slowly ticking down over the past four days. On Tuesday, though, the numbers increased slightly.


A total of 578 Utahns have lost their lives as a result of COVID-19.

UDOH reported four deaths on Tuesday.

A Washington County woman between 65 – 84 who was a resident of a long-term care facility, a Tooele County man between 45 – 64 who was hospitalized, a Utah County man between 45 – 64 who was a resident of a long-term care facility, and a Cache County man between 65 – 84 who was hospitalized have died as a result of the virus.

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4 Utahns Die From COVID-19, 1,145 Test Positive For Virus