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Utah tops 1,500 single-day COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths

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Posted at 11:45 AM, Oct 08, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY — There were 1,501 reported COVID-19 cases in Utah on Thursday along with 5 new deaths. The case number is the highest reported in Utah in a single day.

Utah has now recorded 81,947 cases since the pandemic began.

The Utah Department of Health also announced the state's current rolling seven-day average for positive tests is at 1,114 per day with a rolling average of 13.7% in positive laboratory tests.

According to state officials, there are 237 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19.

Here are the latest deaths in Utah, which now number 501:

  • Male, older than 85, Davis County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Male, between 45-64, Salt Lake 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, long-term care facility resident