Utah reports 572 new COVID-19 cases, 2 additional deaths Saturday

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Registered nurse Beth Ann Friel speaks with Travis at a COVID-19 test center at Intermountain Healthcare’s Salt Lake Clinic on Friday, July 10, 2020. Officials from Intermountain Healthcare, University of Utah Health, MountainStar Healthcare and Steward Health Care fear that if COVID-19 cases continue to spike, they will no longer be able to effectively manage all the patients.

Registered nurse Beth Ann Friel speaks with Travis at a COVID-19 test center at Intermountain Healthcare’s Salt Lake Clinic on Friday, July 10, 2020. | Laura Seitz, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah reported another high number of new COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths on Saturday.

The state confirmed 572 cases of 4,422 tests, a 12.9% positive rate, according to the Utah Department of Health.

Now 57,247 of 712,229 people have tested positive for the disease in Utah since the pandemic began, an overall positive rate of 8%.

The rolling seven-day average for new cases is 421 per day, and the average positive test rate is 9.2%. Currently, 120 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19, three fewer than on Friday. Just over 3,300 people have required hospitalization for the disease in Utah since the outbreak started.

The two deaths reported Saturday bring the state’s toll due to the coronavirus to 433. They were: a Davis County man between ages 65-84, who was a long-term care resident; and a Salt Lake County man between 45-64, who was hospitalized when he died.

About 48,400 of the state’s cases are considered recovered after surviving the three-week point since their diagnoses, meaning just over 8,400 cases remain active.

This story will be updated.

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Source:: Deseret News – Utah News

      

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