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Utah sees 183 new cases of COVID-19, 1 more death

By Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com | Updated - May 22, 2020 at 1:20 p.m. | Posted - May 22, 2020 at 1:05 p.m.



SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 183 from Thursday, with one new reported death, according to the Utah Department of Health.

The woman who died was a Weber County resident who was over the age of 85, according to the health department. She was a long-term care facility resident.

Friday’s totals give Utah 8,057 total confirmed cases, with 660 total hospitalizations and 93 total deaths from the disease. Previously, there were 7,874 cases in the state.

The new numbers indicate a 2.3% increase in positive cases since Thursday. Of the 186,834 tests conducted in Utah so far, 4.3% were positive for COVID-19.

The total number of cases reported by the health department includes all cases of COVID-19 since Utah’s outbreak began, including those who are infected now, those who have recovered from the disease and those who have died.

The health department estimates that there are currently 3,216 active cases of COVID-19 in Utah. Another 4,748 are estimated to have recovered from the disease. Anyone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 three or more weeks ago who has not died is considered recovered.

There were 13 more hospitalizations for the disease since Thursday, the health department said. There are currently 108 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Utah.

There is no COVID-19 news conference planned for Friday. Utah officials have now transitioned to holding news conferences once a week on Wednesdays.

Jacob Klopfenstein

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