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Utah sees 203 new cases of COVID-19 as total reported cases climbs over 10K

By Jacob Klopfenstein, | Updated - Jun. 2, 2020 at 1:17 p.m. | Posted - Jun. 2, 2020 at 12:57 p.m.

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah's number of total COVID-19 cases has eclipsed 10,000 as the pandemic continues into its fourth month.

The number of COVID-19 cases in Utah increased by 203 from Monday, with one new reported death, according to the Utah Department of Health.

Tuesday’s totals give Utah 10,202 total confirmed cases, with 801 total hospitalizations and 113 total deaths from the disease. Previously, there were 9,999 cases in the state.

The new numbers indicate a 2% increase in positive cases since Monday. Of the 221,791 tests conducted in Utah so far, 4.6% were positive for COVID-19. There were 3,679 tests conducted between Monday and Tuesday.

Although the total deaths reported appears the same as yesterday on the state's coronavirus dashboard, there is one additional death, health department officials said. The deaths total is the same because one case was removed from the total as it turned out to be a resident of another state.

The death reported Tuesday is a man from Salt Lake County who was between the ages of 60 and 85. He was hospitalized at the time of his death, according to the health department.

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 3,770 active cases of COVID-19 in Utah, as well as 6,319 recoveries. Anyone who was diagnosed with the disease three or more weeks ago and has not died is considered to be recovered.

Twelve more people were hospitalized since Monday, and 108 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Utah, health department officials reported.

There is no COVID-19 news conference scheduled for today. Health department state epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn is expected to provide an update at the weekly Utah Department of Health news conference at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Jacob Klopfenstein

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