9 More Utahns Die Of COVID-19; 2,956 New Cases Confirmed

Nov 7, 2020, 1:00 PM | Updated: 1:46 pm
FILE (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)...
FILE (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health has reported an additional 9 people have died from COVID-19 in the state, and 2,956 new cases. Over 400 people were currently hospitalized.

The high numbers continued the increasing trend over the last week. Over the last three days, there have been 33 deaths in Utah and 8,750 new cases.

Health officials reported 17 deaths Friday, the largest single-day increase in the state,


In Utah, 658 people have died as a result of contracting the novel coronavirus. In their latest report, health officials said four residents of Salt Lake County, two residents in both Davis and Utah counties, and one person in Juab County have died.

Salt Lake County

The deaths in Salt Lake County included a woman age 45 to 64, and three men between the ages of 45 to 64, 65-84 and older than 85. All four were hospitalized.

There have been 329 deaths related to COVID-19 in the county since the pandemic began.

Utah County

Two Utah County residents were both living in long-term care facilities when they died of COVID-19. One was a woman between the ages of 65 to 84. The other was a man older than 85.

There have been 95 deaths in the county.

Davis County

Both Davis County deaths were men between the ages of 65 to 84 who were receiving treatment in the hospital.

The deaths bring the COVID-19 toll to 48 in the county.

Juab County

A Juab County woman also lost her life to the virus. Health officials said she was between the ages of 65 to 84 and living in a long-term care facility.

There have been 13 deaths in the Central Utah Health District, which also includes Millard, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier and Wayne Counties.

Cases Continue To Rise

The addition of nearly 3,000 new cases has increased the total in the Beehive State to 130,235. Officials said 1,149,506 people have been tested – an increase of 12,680 since Friday.

The last three days have been the highest three one-day increased in the state, with 2,956 reported Saturday, 2,987 on Friday and 2,807 Thursday. Only one other day has topped 2,000 cases, with 2,349 reported on Thursday, Oct. 29.

There was concern about a potential spike due to Halloween, but officials had not said if they believed the increase was a direct result of holiday gatherings or trick-or-treating.

Officials reported the 7-day average of positive test results at 2,213 per day, and a rate of 19.9 percent of those tests coming back with a confirmed coronavirus diagnosis.

The rate of positive tests in Saturday’s numbers was 23.3 percent.

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Top 400

The number of people receiving medical treatment for COVID-19 in the hospital was reported at 410 – a record for number of hospitalizations.

There have been 6,020 Utahns hospitalized for the virus since the pandemic began.

Officials reported 175 people occupying ICU beds across the state and 218 patients on ventilators. Nearly 77 percent of ICU beds were in use.

National, Global Numbers

Coronavirus cases across the U.S. have increased to 9,581,770 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC officials reported 234,264 Americans dead after contracting the virus.

The latest numbers from the World Health Organization indicated over 49.1 million confirmed cases and more than 1,239,000 deaths across the globe.

Coronavirus Resources

Have you or a family member been affected by coronavirus issues in Utah? KSL wants to hear from you. Contact KSL by emailing

What is COVID-19? Here’s What You Need To Know To Stay Healthy:

Latest coronavirus stories from KSL can be found at

Where in the world has the coronavirus already appeared? See the map:

Your Life Your Health: How can parents prepare their home, children against

How do I prevent it?

The CDC has some simple recommendations, most of which are the same for preventing other respiratory illnesses or the flu:

  • Avoid close contact with people who may be sick
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. Always wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
  • If soap and water is not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

The CDC does not recommend wearing a facemask respirator to protect yourself from coronavirus unless a healthcare professional recommends it.

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Coronavirus Utah

The Nurse Crisis and Patent Risk....
Debbie Worthen

Utah registered nurses are leaving the field, creating the ‘perfect storm’

"Without nurses, we can't have hospitals." Utah nurses are overworked and underpaid. Some say it's put people at risk.
10 days ago
Four-year-old Viola Fairfax-Panza Getting her COVID-19 vaccination, held by her mother Keke Fairfax...
Jed Boal

Salt Lake Co. distributes COVID vaccines for children 6-months and older

Salt Lake County begins COVID-19 vaccinations for children 6 months and older.
10 days ago
FILE PHOTO (Photo by Stephen Zenner/Getty Images)...
Jed Boal

Utah’s youngest kids should be able to get COVID-19 vaccine next week

Kids as young as 6 months old should be able to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by the middle of next week. This is an eagerly awaited opportunity for many parents and an issue of concern for others.
14 days ago
Utah COVID testing site. Getty images...
Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

New mobile COVID-19 testing sites open in Utah

With the summer travel season underway and a steady stream of people still testing positive for COVID-19, Nomi Health opened several mobile testing sites across Utah.
23 days ago
The CDC is released updated mask guidance as researchers learn more about COVID-19. (KSL TV)...
Michael Houck, KSL TV

Charter school asks students not to mask to help ‘normalize’ not wearing masks at school

The American Preparatory Academy asks students not to wear a mask during their last three days of school to help with their 'academic and emotional growth.'
1 month ago
AURORA, CO - DECEMBER 15: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center investigat...
Jed Boal, KSL TV

Pfizer booster shot is now approved for children 5-11, here’s what a doctor advises

The CDC now recommends Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots for children ages five to 11. But, a leading pediatric epidemiologist suggests some parents may want to wait based on their summer plans.
1 month ago

Sponsored Articles

hand holding 3d rendering mobile connect with security camera for security solutions...
Les Olson

Wondering what security solutions are right for you? Find out more about how to protect your surroundings

Physical security helps everyone. Keep your employees, clients, and customers safe with security solutions that protect your workplace.
Many rattan pendant lights, hay hang from the ceiling.Traditional and simple lighting....
Lighting Design

The Best Ways to Style Rattan Pendant Lighting in Your Home

Rattan pendant lights create a rustic and breezy feel, and are an easy way to incorporate this hot trend into your home decor.
Earth day 2022...

How Are You Celebrating Earth Day 2022? | 4 Simple Ways to Celebrate Earth Day and Protect the Environment

Earth Day is a great time to reflect on how we can be more environmentally conscious. Here are some tips for celebrating Earth Day.
Get Money Online...

More Ways to Get Money Online Right Now in Your Spare Time

Here are 4 easy ways that you can get more money online if you have some free time and want to make a little extra on the side.
Lighting trends 2022...

Lighting Trends 2022 | 5 Beautiful Home Lighting Trends You Can Expect to See this Year and Beyond

This is where you can see the latest lighting trends for 2022 straight from the Lightovation Show at the Dallas World Trade Center.
What Can't You Throw Away in the Trash...

What Can’t You Throw Away in the Trash? | 5 Things You Shouldn’t Throw in to Your Trash Can

What can't you throw away in the trash? Believe it or not, there are actually many items that shouldn't be thrown straight into the trash.
9 More Utahns Die Of COVID-19; 2,956 New Cases Confirmed