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329 new COVID-19 cases in Utah and two more deaths reported

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Posted at 1:14 PM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 15:15:00-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Dept. of Health reported 329 new cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours.

That's a 2.5-percent increase from Monday and brings the total number of positive cases in Utah to 14,937.

Two more deaths were reported Tuesday, and the total now stands at 145.

The new deaths are:

  • A male, between the ages of 60-85, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death, long-term care facility resident.
  • A male, between the ages of 60-85, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death.

32 more people have been hospitalized since Monday. There are 143 positive COVID-19 cases currently hospitalized. Since the beginning of the outbreak, 1,073 hospitalizations have been required in Utah.

275,700 Utahns have now been tested for COVID-19, an increase of 2,762 tests from Monday's report. The rate of positives is at 5.4-percent of the total tested.

8,470 of the Utah cases are considered "recovered." The health department says a case with a diagnosis date of more than three weeks ago, who has not passed away, is considered recovered.