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Health Dept.: 463 more COVID-19 cases in Utah; two new deaths

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Posted at 12:58 PM, Aug 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-21 15:03:53-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health's COVID-19 report for Friday shows the state now has 48,445 positive cases—an increase of 463 since Thursday—and a total of 383 deaths.

So far, 619,397 people n Utah have been tested for COVID-19.

The state's rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 351 per day.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 2,870 people in Utah have required hospitalization for COVID-19. Of those, 129 remain hospitalized.

There are 129 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 2,870.

The two new deaths reported Friday are:

  • Male, between 65 and 84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65 and 84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized prior to death

39,867 of Utah's cases—more than 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.