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Health Dept.: 461 more COVID-19 cases in Utah; four new deaths

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Posted at 1:01 PM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 15:09:33-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health's COVID-19 report for Thursday shows 47,982 confirmed cases of the disease—an increase of 461 since Wednesday's report—and a total of 381 deaths.

So far, 615,084 people in Utah have been tested for the disease and the state's rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 364 per day.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 2,853 people in Utah have required hospitalization for COVID-19, and 139 people remain hospitalized.

The four more new deaths reported Thursday are:

  • Female, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Female, between 65 and 84, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Male, between 65 and 84, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Female, between 45 and 64, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident

39,364 of Utah's cases—just over 82 percent —are considered "recovered." A case with a diagnosis date of more than three weeks ago, who has not passed away, is considered recovered.