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COVID-19 continues its surge in Utah as new cases top 3,000 again Wednesday

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Posted at 1:05 PM, Nov 18, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Dept. of Health reported 3,071 new cases of COVID-19 and _nine additional deaths Wednesday.

The rolling seven-day average of new cases per day is now at 3,161 and the percent of positive test in 24.1 percent.

There are currently 542 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Utah.

The additional deaths bring Utah's total death toll due to the coronavirus to740.

They include:

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

The health department removed the death of a female, between 65-84, who was a Utah County resident, and long-term care facility resident.