Utah COVID report: 16 deaths, 2,736 new cases in past 24 hours; 506 hospitalized

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UTAH, Dec. 29, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — The Utah Department of Health on Tuesday reported 16 newly documented COVID-19 deaths and 2,736 more lab-confirmed cases in the past 24 hours.

That brings the number of known cases in Utah to 269,326. Those currently hospitalized stand at 506, and the total hospitalized since the beginning of the outbreak are 10,763.

The cumulative death told now stands at 1,235. Those whose deaths were documented in the past day were:

  • A Box Elder County woman between 45 and 64, hospitalized at time of death
  • A Cache County man, older than 85, hospitalized
  • A Davis County man, older than 85, a long-term care facility resident
  • A Kane County man between 65 and 84, hospitalized
  • A Salt Lake County woman between 25 and 44, hospitalized
  • A Salt Lake County woman between 45 and 64, hospitalized
  • Three Salt Lake County men between 65 and 84, hospitalized
  • A Uintah County man between 45 and 64, hospitalized
  • A Utah County man, older than 85, a long-term care facility resident
  • A Utah County woman between 65 and 84, hospitalized
  • A Utah County man between 65 and 84, hospitalized
  • A Washington County man between 45 and 64, hospitalized
  • A Washington County man between 65 and 84, hospitalized
  • A Weber County woman between 65 and 84, a long-term care facility resident

Vaccine doses administered in Utah now number 20,417.

Lab tests administered in the state now number 1,705,452, an increase of 7,347 since yesterday.

The rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 2,035 per day. The rolling seven-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests is 24.7%.

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

Source: Utah Department of Health

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