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More than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases and three new deaths reported by Utah Department of Health on Sunday

Posted at 12:50 PM, Oct 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-18 14:50:47-04

Sunday's COVID-19 case count from the Utah Department of Health shows our seven-day average of new positive cases is continuing to climb.

New cases
1,097 cases have been reported on Sunday. There have now been 94,394 positive COVID-19 cases in Utah.

7,487 new tests have been conducted, bringing the statewide total of tests to 973,938.
The rolling seven-day average of positive cases is now 1,026, or approximately 14.2% of those tested.

An estimated 70,166 cases are considered recovered from the virus, leaving an active 23,328 cases.

291 people are currently hospitalized in connection to the virus. There have been 4,656 Utahns hospitalized since March.

The state is reporting three new deaths, for a statewide death rate of 543.
The new deaths include:

  • Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Female, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 45-64, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death