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578 new coronavirus cases, 1 new death in Utah reported on Saturday

By Graham Dudley, KSL.com | Updated - Jun. 27, 2020 at 1:06 p.m. | Posted - Jun. 27, 2020 at 12:52 p.m.



SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health on Saturday reported an additional 578 cases of COVID-19 in the state, one day after setting a new single-day record of 676 cases.

The department also reported one new death from the disease. In a news release, the health department said the deceased was a San Juan County woman over age 85 who was hospitalized at the time of her death.

The daily report brings Utah up to 20,628 total cases of COVID-19 and 167 deaths from the disease since the pandemic reached Utah. About 11,658 Utahns are estimated to have recovered from the coronavirus.

The results of 5,234 new tests were included in Saturday's data. The state has now conducted nearly 323,000 tests for COVID-19 for a positive test rate of 6.4%.

The report comes after another week of growing case counts in Utah. Though the state had previously moved some counties to the "new normal" green level, Gov. Gary Herbert announced this week the state will not ease any more restriction levels for at least two weeks.

Herbert also approved requests from Salt Lake County and Summit County to require their populations to wear masks in public spaces.

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