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New COVID-19 cases in Utah trending down, but 15 more deaths reported Tuesday

Posted at 12:57 PM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 20:38:26-05

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health reported 1,915 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday and an additional 15 deaths.

The running seven day average of new cases is 2,540 and the percent of positive lab tests is at 23.2 percent.

There are currently 553 people hospitalized in Utah with COVID-19. That is down from a high of 605 earlier in December.

The death toll in Utah now stands at 1,077.

The newly reported deaths include:

  • Female, between 45-64, Weber County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Male, between 65-84, Iron County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 45-64, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Weber County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, older than 85, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Female, between 65-84, Duchesne County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 65-84, Weber County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 25-44, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 25-44, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Davis County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Male, between 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, older than 85, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death