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586 new COVID-19 cases in Utah Friday; highest daily increase since pandemic began

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Posted at 1:11 PM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 15:26:41-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Dept. of Health reported 586 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the largest single-day increase of cases in the state since the coronavirus pandemic began.

The new cases represent a 3.7 percent increase over the past 24 hours and the total number of cases in Utah now stands at 16,425.

Three new deaths were reported Friday, bringing the total in Utah to 155.

The new deaths are:

  • A male, between the ages of 65-84, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • A male, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • A male, between the ages of 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death

25 more people required hospitalization since Thursday and there are 149 positive COVID-19 cases currently hospitalized. Since the beginning of the outbreak, 1,145 people in Utah have been hospitalized.

287,358 people have been tested for COVID-19, an increase of 4,673 tests from Thursday's report. The rate of positives of everyone tested so far is at 5.7 percent.

9,113 cases are considered "recovered". A case with a diagnosis date of more than three weeks ago, who has not passed away, is considered recovered.