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Health Dept: 1,543 more COVID-19 cases; six additional deaths

Over 100K people in Utah have now been tested for COVID-19
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Posted at 10:47 AM, Oct 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-22 13:00:20-04

The Utah Department of Health's COVID-19 report for Thursday shows an increase of 1,543 cases—bringing the state's total to 99,549—and six additional deaths.

So far, 1,004,286 people in Utah have been tested for COVID-19. The state's rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 1,288 per day, and the rolling seven-day average for the percent of positive tests is 15.5.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 4,880 people in Utah have required hospitalization for COVID-19. Of those, 301 remain hospitalized.

563 people in Utah have died of COVID-19. The six deaths announced Thursday are:

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

"One previously reported Davis County female, between 65-84, long term care facility death has been removed from the dashboard following further investigation by the Medical Examiner's office, Thursday's report states.

73,586 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.