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Utah sees 517 new cases of COVID-19, 6 more deaths

By Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com | Updated - Jul. 6, 2020 at 2:51 p.m. | Posted - Jul. 6, 2020 at 1:05 p.m.



SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 517 from Sunday, with six new reported deaths, according to the Utah Department of Health.

The new numbers indicate a 2% increase in positive cases since Sunday. Of the 375,842 tests conducted in Utah so far, 6.8% were positive for COVID-19. There were 4,534 tests conducted from Sunday to Monday.

State health officials now estimate there are 10,832 active cases of COVID-19 in Utah. An estimated 14,448 cases are considered recovered, as those people were diagnosed with COVID-19 three or more weeks ago and have not died.

The health department reports there are now 192 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Utah. Another 22 people were hospitalized since Sunday.

State health data shows about 61% of intensive care unit, or ICU, beds are filled at Utah hospitals as of Monday — a decrease of about 2.9% since Sunday. About 44% of non-ICU beds at Utah hospitals are occupied, which has decreased about 2.4% since Sunday.

State data also shows 195 ventilators are in use in Utah out of 1,299 available as of Monday. The state's coronavirus dashboard showed only 530 ventilators available on Monday afternoon, but health officials clarified that was due to a reporting error. There are still 1,299 ventilators available, and none have been shipped from Utah to a different state.

Four deaths from Salt Lake County were reported Monday, as well as one each from Davis and Wasatch counties.

Two of the Salt Lake County deaths were men between the ages of 65 and 84. One man was hospitalized when he died, and the other was not. The third Salt Lake County death was a woman who was between the ages of 45 and 64 who was a long-term care facility resident and was hospitalized when she died. The fourth Salt Lake County death was a woman between the ages of 65 and 84 who was not hospitalized when she died.

The Davis County death was a woman who was between the ages of 45 and 64. She was not hospitalized when she died. The Wasatch County death was a man between the ages of 65 and 84 who was hospitalized when he died.

Monday's totals give Utah 25,469 total confirmed cases, with 1,605 total hospitalizations and 190 total deaths from the disease. Previously, there were 24,952 cases in the state.

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 daily new case average over the past week is reported at 544 new cases per day, according to the health department. There were 3,805 new cases during that time period, as well as 41,937 tests conducted for a seven-day positive test rate of 9.1%, the health department reports.

For the week of June 21, there were 3,758 new cases, averaging to 537 per day, according to the health department. During that week, there were 34,593 tests conducted for an average positivity rate of 10.9%.

However, the weekly new case average decreased Monday for the second day in a row. The seven-day new case average Monday is 539.4 cases per day, down from Sunday's 552 cases.

There is no COVID-19 press conference expected Monday. Utah officials provide updates weekly on Wednesdays or Thursdays.

Contributing: Josh Furlong, KSL.com

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