Utah’s Wed. COVID-19 update: 877 new cases in past 24 hours, 1 additional death

COVID-19 virus. Image: FDA

UTAH, Sept. 23, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — The Utah Department of Health on Wednesday reported 877 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death.

The deceased person is a woman, older than 85, a Salt Lake County resident who was not hospitalized at the time of her death.

Total documented COVID-19 deaths in Utah now stand at 444.

Positive tests since the beginning now number 65,921.

Lab tests performed statewide number 775,858. This is an increase of 6,899 people tested from Tuesday.

The rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 876 per day.

The rolling seven-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests is 14.2%

There are 171 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 3,584.

Those patients classified as recovered, defined as still living three weeks after diagnosis number 52,357. It is common for COVID-19 patients to die more than three weeks after diagnosis.

To see the numbers broken down by area of the state, check the chart below.

Total Number of Lab-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Living in Utah


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