Salt Lake County mobile testers Andy Perkins, left, and Sara Weixler administer COVID-19 tests at the county’s testing site in the Maverik Center parking lot in West Valley City on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. | Steve Griffin, Deseret News
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah health officials reported another 3,395 COVID-19 cases and 14 additional deaths on Saturday.
The new cases were confirmed out of 16,270 people tested, with a 20.1% positive rate, according to the Utah Department of Health. The rolling seven-day average for new cases is 3,229 per day, and the average positive test rate is 23.7%.
On Saturday, 551 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19, which is 18 more than were hospitalized the previous day.
The deaths reported Saturday bring the state’s toll to 787. Seven were Salt Lake County residents: four men between 65 and 85, three of whom were hospitalized when they died, and one who was a long-term care resident; a woman between 65 and 84, and a woman older than 85, both of whom were long-term care residents; and a woman between 25 and 44, who was hospitalized when she died.
Two Weber County man also died, one who was older than 85 and a long-term care resident; and one between 65 and 84, who was hospitalized when he died.
The deaths also included: a Utah County man older than 85, who was a long-term care resident; a Wasatch County man between 65 and 84, who was also a long-term care resident; an Emery County man between 65 and 84, who was hospitalized when he died; a Washington County man between 45 and 64, who was hospitalized; and a Sevier County man between 65 and 84, who was not hospitalized.
To date, 173,979 cases have been confirmed out of 1,315,034 people tested tested in Utah, with a 13.2% positive rate. Hospitalizations since the outbreak began total 7,458.
This story will be updated.
Source:: Deseret News – Utah News