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403 new cases of COVID-19 and seven new deaths reported in Utah Tuesday

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Posted at 1:53 PM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-26 09:21:26-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Dept. of Health reported 403 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday and seven additional deaths in the state.

It noted that the number of total people tested remains artificially low Tuesday and the percent of positive tests artificially high as the UDOH works to resolve a reporting delay that resulted in negative lab results not being reported from a laboratory partner.

There have now been 49,767 positive cases in Utah and the total number of people tested is at 630,599, an increase of 4,245 people tested from Monday.

The rolling seven-day average for positive tests is at 370 per day and the rolling seven-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests is 9.3 percent.

There are currently 124 people hospitalized with COVID-19, and 2,969 have been hospitalized since the beginning of the outbreak.

The seven new deaths span five counties and the total number of deaths from COVID-19 in Utah is 397.

The seven new deaths include:

  • A male, older than 85, Sanpete County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  • A female, older than 85, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • A female, between 45 and 64, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • A male, between 45 and 64, Weber County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • A female, between 65 and 84, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • A female, between 65 and 84, Weber County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • A male, between 65 and 84, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death