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Health Dept.: 1,363 more COVID-19 cases in Utah; six additional deaths

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Posted at 12:55 PM, Oct 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-21 15:01:14-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health's COVID-19 report for Wednesday shows an additional 1,363 confirmed cases—bringing the state's total to 98,006—and six more deaths.

So far, 993,995 people in Utah have been tested for the disease. The state's rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 1,283 per day, and the rolling-seven day average for the percent of positive tests is 15.1

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 4,807 people in Utah have required hospitalization for COVID-19. Of those, 314 remain hospitalized.

557 people in Utah have now died of COVID-19. The six deaths announced Wednesday are:

  • Female, between 65-84, Washington County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Male, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized
  • Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized
  • Male, between 65-84, Weber County resident, hospitalized
  • Male, between 25-44, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized
  • Female, between 65-84, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident

72,606 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.