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Health Dept: 242 additional COVID-19 cases in Utah, over 600K people tested

Posted at 1:15 PM, Aug 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-17 18:50:36-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health's COVID-19 report for Monday shows 242 more people have tested positive for the disease, more than 600,000 people in Utah have now been tested and a net increase of one new death.

Utah's COVID-19 case count now stands at 46,894 and 601,795 people in Utah have now been tested.

The state's rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 354 per day.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 2,782 people in Utah have required hospitalizations for COVID-19. Of those, 139 remain hospitalized.

The death toll for COVID-19 in Utah is now 364. Although UDOH reports two new deaths Monday, one prior death has been removed from the totals, pending further investigation.

The new deaths reported Monday are:

  • Female, between 65 and 84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, older than 85, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death

38,132 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.