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436 more COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths reported in Utah Monday

By Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com | Updated - Jul. 27, 2020 at 1:38 p.m. | Posted - Jul. 27, 2020 at 1:07 p.m.


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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 436 from Sunday, with seven more deaths reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.

The health department now estimates there are 12,808 active cases of the disease in Utah.

The new numbers indicate a 1.1% increase in positive cases since Sunday. Of the 509,858 people tested for COVID-19 in Utah so far, 7.5% were positive for COVID-19. The number of tests conducted had increased by 4,507 as of Monday, the health department reported.

The rolling seven-day average number of positive cases per day is now at 544, according to the health department. The positive test rate per day for that time period is now 9.5%.

There are currently 207 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Utah, according to the health department. Of those, 83 are currently in intensive care unit, or ICU, beds at Utah hospitals.

About 59% of ICU beds at Utah hospitals were occupied as of Monday, according to the health department. Just under 46% of non-ICU beds were occupied Monday.

The seven deaths reported Monday were:

  • A Salt Lake County man who was between the ages of 65 and 84 and was hospitalized when he died
  • A Salt Lake County man who was between the ages of 45 and 64 and was hospitalized when he died
  • A Salt Lake County man who was between the ages of 65 and 84 and was a resident of a long-term care facility
  • A Salt Lake County woman who was over the age of 85 and was a resident of a long-term care facility
  • A San Juan County man who was between the ages of 65 and 84 and was a resident of a long-term care facility
  • A San Juan County man who was between the ages of 45 and 64 and was a resident of a long-term care facility
  • A Washington County man who was between the ages of 45 and 64 and was hospitalized when he died

Monday's totals give Utah 38,409 total confirmed cases, with 2,253 total hospitalizations and 281 total deaths from the disease. About 25,321 cases are considered recovered, according to health department estimates.

There is not a COVID-19 news conference scheduled for Monday. Utah officials typically provide updates at news conferences once a week on Wednesdays or Thursdays.

Methodology:

Test results now include data from PCR tests and antigen tests. Positive COVID-19 test results are reported to the health department immediately after they are confirmed, but negative test results may not be reported for 24 to 72 hours.

The total number of cases reported by the Utah Department of Health each day includes all cases of COVID-19 since Utah's outbreak began, including those who are currently infected, those who have recovered from the disease, and those who have died.

Recovered cases are defined as anyone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 three or more weeks ago and has not died.

Deaths reported by the state typically occurred two to seven days prior to when they are reported, according to the health department. Some deaths may be from even further back, especially if the person is from Utah but has died in another state.

The health department reports both confirmed and probable COVID-19 case deaths per the case definition outlined by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. The death counts are subject to change as case investigations are completed.

Information is from the Utah Department of Health and coronavirus.utah.gov/case-counts. For more information on how the Utah Department of Health compiles and reports COVID-19 data, visit coronavirus.utah.gov/case-counts and scroll down to the "Data Notes" section at the bottom of the page.

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