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New cases of COVID-19 and hospitalizations are down, but Utah tops 400 deaths

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Posted at 12:44 PM, Aug 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-26 14:48:36-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Dept. of Health reported 407 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday and four additional deaths.

It said the reporting delay that led to artificially low daily test numbers and artificially high percent positive values earlier this week has been resolved.

There have now been 401 COVID-19 deaths in Utah and 50,174 positive cases.

A total number of 637,329 people have been tested, an increase of 6,730 from Tuesday.

The rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 376 per day. The rolling seven day average for percent of positive laboratory tests is 8.6 percent.

The number of people currently hospitalized in Utah with COVID-19 has dropped to 118.

The deaths reported Wednesday span four counties and all four of the age groups established by the health department.

  • A male, between 25 and 44, Davis County resident, unknown if individual was hospitalized or resident of a long-term care facility
  • A male, between 60 and 84, Salt Lake County resident, resident of a long-term care facility
  • A male, between 45 and 64, Utah County resident, resident of a long-term care facility
  • A male, older than 85, Wasatch County resident, resident of a long-term care facility