UDoH report: 8 more deaths, 760 new COVID-19 cases reported in past 24 hours

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UTAH, July 18, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — Utah has suffered eight more COVID-19 deaths and 760 new positive cases in the past 24 hours.

The daily report from the Utah Department of Health indicates those who died were:

  • A Salt Lake County woman between ages 45 and 64, a resident in a long-term care facility
  • A Salt Lake County man between ages 65 and 84, hospitalized at time of death
  • A Salt Lake County woman older than 85, a resident of a long-term care facility
  • A San Juan County man, older than 85, hospitalized at the time of death, a resident of a long-term care facility
  • A Weber County man between ages 45 and 64, not hospitalized at the time of death
  • A Weber County man between ages 65 and 84,┬áhospitalized at time of death
  • A Washington County woman between ages 65 and 84, a resident of a long-term care facility, not hospitalized at the time of death
  • A Washington County woman older than 85, a resident of a long-term care facility

Total known Utah COVID-19 deaths now number 243.

With the newly reported 760 cases, Utah has now had 33,332 COVID-19 cases.

In Utah, 456,240 total tests have been performed; 8,434 of them in the past 24 hours.

The rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 617 per day. The rolling seven-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests is 10.2%

Cumulative hospitalizations for the virus now stand at 2,014. At present, 185 patients are hospitalized.

Utah COVID-19 patients considered recovered, defined as still living three weeks after diagnosis, stand at 20,421.

The chart below shows the numbers broken down by area of the state.

Source: Utah Department of Health

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