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Utah sees 546 new cases of COVID-19, 1 new death

By Jacob Klopfenstein, | Updated - Jul. 13, 2020 at 1:17 p.m. | Posted - Jul. 13, 2020 at 12:59 p.m.

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 546 from Sunday, with one new reported death, according to the Utah Department of Health.

The new numbers indicate a 1.9% increase in positive cases since Sunday. Of the 418,335 tests conducted in Utah so far, about 7.2% were positive for COVID-19.

The health department now estimates that there are 12,087 active cases of COVID-19 in Utah. Another 17,728 people are estimated to have recovered from the disease because they were diagnosed with COVID-19 three or more weeks ago and have not died.

The seven-day average of daily new cases is now 655.6 cases per day, according to the health department. The positive test rate average over that time period is 10.1% positive per day.

There are a total of 207 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Utah as of Monday, according to state data. Out of those, 86 are currently in intensive care unit, or ICU, beds across the state, the health department reports.

About 67% of all ICU beds in Utah hospitals are occupied as of Monday, according to the health department. About 51% of non-ICU beds in the state are filled, state data shows.

Monday's totals give Utah 30,030 total confirmed cases, with 1,850 total hospitalizations and 216 total deaths from the disease. Previously, there were 29,484 cases in the state.

The death reported Monday was a woman from Weber County who was between the ages of 25 and 44, according to the health department. She was a resident of a long-term care facility before her death.

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 scheduled for Monday. Utah officials provide updates once a week on Wednesdays or Thursdays.

Jacob Klopfenstein

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