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Health Dept.: 1,144 more COVID-19 cases in Utah; five additional deaths

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Posted at 12:56 PM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 15:11:40-04

The Utah Department of Health's COVID-19 report for Wednesday shows an increase of 1,144 cases—bringing the state's total to 88,963 cases—and five additional deaths.

So far, 940,687 people in Utah have been tested for COVID-19. The state's rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 1,204 per day, and the rolling seven-day average for the percent of positive laboratory tests is 13.9.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 4,460 people in Utah have required hospitalization for COVID-19. Of those, 259 remain hospitalized.

527 people in Utah have died of COVID-19. The five additional deaths announced Wednesday are:

  • Male, between 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, older than 85, Cache County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, older than 85, Wasatch County resident, long-term care facility resident

65,472 of Utah's cases are considered "recovered." A case with a diagnosis date of more than three weeks ago, who has not passed away, is considered recovered.