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Seven more COVID-19 deaths reported in Utah, but new cases are down some

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Posted at 3:03 PM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 17:03:38-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Dept of Health reported seven more COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday.

There was an increase of 413 new cases since Tuesday.

That has slightly lowered the rolling 7-day average for positive tests which is at 589 per day. The rolling 7-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests is still high but dropped slightly to 10.13 percent.

There was an increase in the number of hospitalizations and 204 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19.

The new deaths took place in five counties across Utah.

Davis County:

  • Male, between 65-84, hospitalized

Salt Lake County:

  • Male between 65-84, not hospitalized
  • Male, between 45-64, hospitalized

San Juan County:

  • Female, older than 85, long-term care facility

Utah County:

  • Female, between 65-84, not hospitalized

Weber County:

  • Male, between 45-64, not hospitalized
  • Male, between 65-84, hospitalized

The health department added the following note;

The information we provide on a daily basis represents the net increase in deaths from one day to the next (the same is true for positive cases and lab tests). It does not mean all of those deaths occurred during the most recent 24-hour Period. Usually when the UDOH reports deaths the death occurred within 2-7 days prior.