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Friday's COVID-19 case counts in Utah 'artificially low' due to technical difficulties

Over 700 COVID-19 deaths in Utah now reported
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Posted at 1:19 PM, Nov 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-13 15:32:34-05

The Utah Department of Health's COVID-19 report Friday shows an increase of 2,150 confirmed cases—bringing the state's total to 145,789—and 14 more deaths.

The increase in case counts is "artificially low" due to a system malfunction at UDOH.

"We are experiencing significant technical difficulties with the data system we use to run our daily case count and test data. The case count and testing data presented below were compiled prior to the system malfunctioning early this morning. As a result, today's case counts and tests reported are incomplete and are artificially low," a note accompanying Friday's report said. "The remainder of yesterday's cases and tests will be added to our report tomorrow. This will make tomorrow's reported cases and tests appear higher. Data on hospitalizations and deaths are generated from another system, and are not impacted."

473 people in Utah are currently hospitalized for COVID-19, and the state's death toll is now 701. The 14 deaths reported Friday are:

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