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Health Dept: 694 more COVID-19 cases in Utah; four new deaths

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Posted at 1:02 PM, Sep 29, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health's COVID-19 report for Tuesday shows an increase of 694 confirmed cases—bringing the state's total to 72,136—and four new deaths.

So far, 821,864 people in Utah have been tested for the disease. The state's rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 1,012 per day, and the rolling seven-day average for the percent of positive tests has dipped slightly from 14 percent to 13.7 percent.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,807 people in Utah have required hospitalization for COVID-19 and 183 remain hospitalized.

457 people in Utah have died of COVID-19. The four new deaths reported Tuesday are:

  • Female, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Female, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 65-84, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 65-84, Washington County resident, unknown hospitalization or long-term care facility status

54,844 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.