Utah’s Tuesday COVID-19 update: 1 more death, 326 new cases in past 24 hours

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UTAH, Sept. 8, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — The Utah Department of Health has reported one more COVID-19 death and 326 new lab-confirmed cases in the past 24 hours.

The Utahn who died was a Salt Lake County man, older than 85 and a resident of a long-term care facility. His death brings Utah’s COVID-19 death toll to 424.

With the 326 new cases, Utah has documented 55,359 cases of the virus.

Utah has performed 695,347 coronavirus tests, an increase of 3,604 since yesterday.

The rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 420 per day. The rolling seven-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests is 9.3%.

Currently, 115 Utahns are hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 3,242.

Patients categorized as recovered, defined as still living three weeks after diagnosis, number 46,722. It is common for COVID-19 patients to die more than three weeks after diagnosis.

Check the chart below to see the numbers broken down by area of the state.

Source: Utah Department of Health

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