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Utah Health Dept. reports 566 new cases of COVID-19 and nine more deaths

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Posted at 12:06 PM, Jul 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-22 19:40:36-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Dept. of Health reported 566 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday and nine more deaths.

There have now been 260 deaths in Utah. That is nine more than Tuesday because one reported death is now being investigated further by the medical examiner.

The deaths occurred in four counties and one was a young man between 15 and 24 who wasn’t hospitalized at the time of death.

Salt Lake County:

  • Male between 45-65, hospitalized at time of death, long-term care facility resident.
  • Male, between 45-64, hospitalized at time of death.
  • Male, between 65-84, not hospitalized at time of death, long term care facility resident.
  • Female, older than 85, not hospitalized at time of death, long term care facility resident.
  • Male, between 15-24, not hospitalized at time of death.
  • Female, between 65-84, hospitalized at time of death.
  • Male, between 65-84, not hospitalized at time of death.

Davis County:

  • Female, between 65-84, not hospitalized at time of death.

Sevier County:

  • Female, between 45-64, not hospitalized at time of death, long term care facility resident.

Weber County:

  • Male, between 65-84, hospitalized at time of death, long term care facility resident.

There have now been 35,578 positive cases in Utah.

A total of 481,402 people have been tested in Utah, an increase of 5,959 tests from Tuesday.

The rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 627 per day.

The rolling seven-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests is 9.5 percent.

There are 197 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19.

State Epidemiologist, Dr. Angela Dunn said she is seeing some good signs.

“We’ve seen some really positive trends in our data over the past week. Even though our cases are high, our hospitalizations have been decreasing,” Dr. Dunn said. “We’re also seeing evidence of a plateau followed by a decrease in the total statewide cases, and this started around July 10th.”