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Utah's COVID-19 cases surpass 90K; two more deaths announced Thursday

Virus Outbreak Utah
Posted at 12:59 PM, Oct 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-15 15:12:58-04

The Utah Department of Health's COVID-19 report for Thursday shows an additional 1,498 cases—bringing the state's total to 90,461 cases—and two more deaths.

So far, 948,002 people in Utah have been tested for the disease. The state's rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 1,204 per day, and the rolling seven-day average for the percent of positive tests is 13.9

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 4,511 people in Utah have required hospitalization for COVID-19. Of those, 258 remain hospitalized.

529 people in Utah have died of COVID-18. The two additional deaths announced Thursday are:

  • Male, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized at time of death

66,683 of Utah's cases are considered "recovered." A case with a diagnosis date of more than three weeks ago, who has not passed away, is considered recovered.