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Utah sees 329 new cases of COVID-19, 2 more deaths

By Jacob Klopfenstein, | Updated - Jun. 16, 2020 at 1:08 p.m. | Posted - Jun. 16, 2020 at 12:57 p.m.

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 329 from Monday, with two new reported deaths, according to the Utah Department of Health.

Tuesday's totals give Utah 14,937 total confirmed cases, with 1,073 total hospitalizations and 145 total deaths from the disease. Previously, there were 14,608 cases in the state.

The two people who died were both men from Salt Lake County who were between the ages of 60 and 85, the health department reported. One was a long-term care facility resident, but both were hospitalized when they died, according to the health department.

The new numbers indicate a 2.5% increase in positive cases since Monday. Of the 275,700 tests conducted in Utah so far, 5.4% were positive for COVID-19. There were 2,762 tests conducted between Monday and Tuesday.

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 6,322 active cases of COVID-19 in Utah. Another 8,470 cases are estimated to be recovered, according to the health department. Anyone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 three or more weeks ago and has not died is considered recovered from the disease.

There were 32 more people hospitalized since Monday, and there are currently 143 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Utah, according to the health department.

There is no COVID-19 press conference expected today. Utah health officials provide updates once a week on Wednesdays or Thursdays.

Jacob Klopfenstein

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