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Record high number of new COVID-19 cases and reported deaths in Utah on Friday

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Posted at 1:27 PM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 15:48:24-05

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health reported a record high number of COVID-19 cases and the highest death toll to date Friday.

It said there were 2,987 new cases and an additional 17 deaths.

The rolling seven-day average for new cases per day stands at 2,033 and the percent of positive laboratory tests is now at 19.7 percent.

There are 395 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Utah, 92 more than on Thursday.

The additional deaths reported Friday bring the state's death toll to 649.

They include:

  • Male, between 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 65-84, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 45-64, Tooele County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Male, between 65-84, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Female, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 65-84, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, older than 85, Juab County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Male, between 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, older than 85, Utah County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Male, between 65-84, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 25-44, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, older than 85, Weber County resident, not hospitalized at time of death