Coronavirus: Utah confirms lower rise in new cases, 4 more deaths reported Monday
Posted On July 20, 2020
Medical assistant Namera Ned tests Davina Vitalis for COVID-19 at Intermountain Healthcare’s Taylorsville Clinic in Taylorsville on Friday, July 17, 2020. | Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
SALT LAKE CITY — For the first time in five days, Utah confirmed fewer than 500 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, health officials said.
Of 6,582 test results recorded Monday, 409 were positive — a 6.2% rate, according to the Utah Department of Health. They bring the state’s total since the pandemic began to 34,526 positives of 469,404 lab tests, an overall positive rate of 7.4%.
The current seven-day average number of new cases is 612, and the average positive rate of tests is 9.8%.
Currently, 199 patients are receiving hospital treatment for the novel coronavirus, down just one since Sunday. Just over 2,000 have been hospitalized in Utah for the disease since the pandemic hit Utah.
The state’s death toll stands at 247, with four new deaths reported Monday. They were:
- Salt Lake County man, between 45-64, hospitalized.
- Salt Lake County man, older than 85, long-term care resident.
- Utah County man, 45-64, long-term care resident.
- Weber County man, 45-64, hospitalized.
About 21,500 of Utah’s cases are considered recovered after passing the three-week point since their diagnoses.
This story will be updated throughout the day.