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Health Dept.: 338 new COVID-19 cases in Utah; two new deaths

Posted at 1:04 PM, Aug 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-12 16:07:41-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health's COVID-19 report for Wednesday shows 338 new COVID-19 cases—bringing the state's total to 45,090 confirmed cases—and two new deaths.

According to the report, 581,209 people in Utah have now been tested for the disease.

Utah's rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 389 per day.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 2,696 people in Utah have required hospitalization for COVID-19. Of those, 200 remain hospitalized.

351 people in Utah have died of COVID-19. The two new deaths announced Wednesday are both Salt Lake County residents:

  • Male - between 45-64, long-term care facility resident
  • Male, between 45-64, hospitalized at time of death

35,311 of Utah's COVID-19 cases are considered "recovered." A case with a diagnosis date of more than three weeks ago, who has not passed away, is considered recovered.