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Utah sees 553 new cases of COVID-19, 4 new deaths

By Jacob Klopfenstein, | Updated - Jun. 30, 2020 at 2:15 p.m. | Posted - Jun. 30, 2020 at 1:20 p.m.

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 553 from Monday, with four new reported deaths, according to the Utah Department of Health.

The health department now estimates there are 9,647 active cases of COVID-19 in Utah. Another 12,398 cases are considered recovered. Anyone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 three or more weeks ago who has not died is considered recovered from the disease.

The new numbers indicate a 2.5% increase in positive cases since Monday. Of the 340,753 tests conducted in Utah so far, 6.5% were positive for COVID-19. There were 6,848 tests conducted from Monday to Tuesday, the health department reports.

A total of 27 more people were hospitalized with COVID-19 since Monday, the health department reports. There are currently 205 people hospitalized with COVID-19, according to health department data.

About 62% of intensive care unit, or ICU, beds at Utah hospitals are occupied as of Tuesday, according to the health department. About 65% of the state's non-ICU beds are occupied, the health department reported.

Tuesday's totals give Utah 22,217 total confirmed cases, with 1,444 total hospitalizations and 172 total deaths from the disease. Previously, there were 21,664 cases in the state.

All four deaths reported Tuesday were people who were hospitalized when they died, according to the health department.

One was a Salt Lake County woman who was between the ages of 65 and 84. The second was a San Juan County man who was between the ages of 45 and 64. The third was a Washington County man who was between the ages of 18-44, and the fourth was a Weber County woman who was between the ages of 45 and 64.

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.

There is no COVID-19 news conference expected today. Utah officials are expected to provide an update at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Jacob Klopfenstein

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