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354 more COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths reported in Utah Monday

By Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com | Updated - Aug. 3, 2020 at 1:07 p.m. | Posted - Aug. 3, 2020 at 12:53 p.m.



SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 354 from Sunday, with three more deaths reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.

The health department now estimates there are 11,248 active cases of the disease. The rolling seven-day average number of positive cases per day is now at 435, according to the health department. The positive test rate per day for that time period is now 9.8%.

The new numbers indicate a 0.9% increase in positive cases since Sunday. Of the 540,182 people tested for COVID-19 in Utah so far, 7.7% were positive for COVID-19. The number of tests conducted has increased by 3,466 as of Monday, the health department reports.

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

About 67% of Utah ICU beds are occupied as of Monday. About 50% of non-ICU beds are occupied, state data shows.

Two of the deaths reported Monday were women between the ages of 65 and 84 who were hospitalized when they died. One was from Davis County and the other from Salt Lake County. The third death was a Salt Lake County man who was between the ages of 45 and 64 who was hospitalized when he died.

Monday's totals give Utah 41,529 total confirmed cases, with 2,450 total hospitalizations and 314 total deaths from the disease. A total of 29,967 COVID-19 cases are now considered recovered.

There is no 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.

Data included in this story primarily reflects the state of Utah as a whole. For more localized data, visit your local health district's website.

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.

Jacob Klopfenstein

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