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Health Dept.: 877 more COVID-19 cases in Utah; one new death

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Posted at 12:58 PM, Sep 23, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health's COVID-19 report for Wednesday shows an additional 877 confirmed cases—bringing the state's total to 65,921—and one new death.

So far, 775,858 people in Utah have been test for the disease, and the state's rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 876 per day. The rolling seven-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests is 14.2 percent.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,584 people in Utah have required hospitalization for COVID-19. Of those, 171 remain hospitalized.

444 people in Utah have died of COVID-19. The new death reported Wednesday is:

  • Female, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized at time of death

52,357 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.