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Health Dept.: 1,081 more COVID-19 cases in Utah; five additional deaths



SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health’s COVID-19 report for Tuesday shows an increase of 1,081 confirmed cases—bringing the state’s total to 96,643—and five additional deaths.

So far, 986,424 people in Utah have been tested for COVID-19. The state’s rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 1,251 per day, and the rolling seven-day average for the percent of positive tests is 14.8.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 4,753 people in Utah have required hospitalization for COVID-19. Of those, 291 remain hospitalized.

551 people in Utah have died of COVID-19. The five additional deaths announced Tuesday are:

  • Male, between 65-84, San Juan County resident, not hospitalized
  • Female, older than 85, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Male, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized
  • Female, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized
  • Male, between 45-64, Cache County resident, hospitalized

71,693 of Utah’s COVID-19 cases are considered “recovered.” A case with a diagnosis date of more than three weeks ago, who has not passed away, is considered recovered.

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