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Two More People Die Of COVID-19 In Utah; Total Cases Over 3,000



SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Another two people have died of COVID-19 in Utah, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to 27.

Officials with the Utah Department of Health made the announcement Sunday morning, as part of their daily update.

Both people were Salt Lake County residents over the age of 85, they said, and had underlying medical conditions. They had been living in a long-term care facility before they were taken to the hospital for treatment, where they died.

Their identities and county of residence were not released.

An additional 138 people have tested positive for coronavirus since Saturday, bringing the state total over 3,000 for the first time, at 3,069.

With the two deaths reported Sunday, Salt Lake County has reported 15 total deaths related to COVID-19.

Utah’s most populated county has 53 percent of the state’s overall positive cases of coronavirus, at 1,615.

Utah County reported 5 deaths and 455 positive cases. One of the earliest hit areas in the state, Summit County reported 318 positive cases and 31 hospitalizations, with no deaths.

Health officials said there were 259 hospitalizations, and 679 cases considered as recovered.

Coronavirus tests have been administered to 63,555 people in Utah.


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