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Health Dept.: 2,892 more COVID-19 cases in Utah; nine additional deaths

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Posted at 10:09 AM, Dec 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-24 12:19:14-05

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health's COVID-19 report for Thursday shows an increase of 2,892 confirmed cases—bringing the state's total to 260,589—and nine additional deaths.

So far, UDOH has received confirmation that 14,822 COVID-19 vaccination doses have been administered in Utah.

"Once people in Utah begin getting their second dose of vaccine, the UDOH will also report the total number of people vaccinated," the report says.

The state's rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 2,379 per day, and the rolling seven-day average for the percent of positive tests is 24.

561 people in Utah are currently hospitalized with COVID-19.

1,204 people in Utah have died of COVID-19.

The nine deaths reported Thursday are:

Five males:

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

Four females:

  • between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • between 25-55, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • between 45-64, Weber County resident, hospitalized at time of death

UDOH will not release a COVID-19 report on Christmas Day.