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No new COVID-19 deaths in Utah and 129 new cases reported on Thursday

Case growth rate at 2.9%
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Posted at 12:29 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 14:29:38-04

SALT LAKE CITY — No new deaths related to COVID-19 were reported Thursday.

State Epidemiologist, Dr. Angela Dunn, released new numbers from the Utah Department of Health.

The total number of deaths in Utah remains at 75.

129 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, bringing the total to 6,749. That is a growth rate of 2.9 percent from Wednesday.

Five more hospitalizations were required and there are currently 99 COVID-19 positive patients in hospitals. Since the outbreak began, 558 people have been treated at hospitals.

3,333 more Utahns were tested for COVID-19. 160,119 people have been tested and the positive percentage rate has been at 4.2 percent for several days.

Dr. Dunn updated the numbers at the same media briefing in which Governor Gary Herbert announced that the state of Utah -- with the exceptions of Grand, Summit and Wasatch Counties and Salt Lake City and West Valley City -- will move from orange or moderate risk to yellow or low risk at 12:01 a.m. Saturday May 16.