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Utah surpasses 70,000 COVID-19 cases, five new deaths reported Sunday

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Posted at 12:46 PM, Sep 27, 2020

Sunday's COVID-19 report from the Utah Department of Health shows more than 1,000 new cases for the fourth day in a row.

New Cases
The Utah Department of Health is reporting 1,068 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total to 70,615.

Tests Given
6,170 additional people have been tested since Saturday’s report. This bring the statewide total to 811,249 people tested since March.
The rolling seven-day average of positive cases is 974 per day, or approximately 13.9% of those tested.

Recoveries
Approximately 54,201 of those cases are considered recovered, leaving Utah with roughly 16,414 active cases.

Hospitalizations
180 people are currently hospitalized in connection to COVID-19. A total of 3,729 Utahns have been hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic.

Deaths
Five new deaths have been reported, bringing the statewide fatality rate to 453. Those new deaths include:

  • Male, between 25-44, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, older than 85, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident