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6,142 more COVID-19 cases, 15 deaths reported for Thursday and Friday in Utah

By Linda Williams, KSL.com | Updated - Nov. 27, 2020 at 1:44 p.m. | Posted - Nov. 27, 2020 at 12:59 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah's number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 6,142 with 15 more deaths reported for Thursday and Friday, according to the Utah Department of Health.

The rolling seven-day average number of positive cases per day is now at 2,764 according to the health department. The positive test rate per day for that time period is now 21.3%.

Friday's totals give Utah 190,044 total confirmed cases, with 7,948 total hospitalizations and 849 total deaths from the disease.

Of the 569 confirmed COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in Utah, 205 are in intensive care units. About 88% of all ICU beds in Utah are filled as of Friday, including about 91% in the state's referral hospitals, which are the 16 health care facilities in Utah with the capability to provide the best COVID-19 care, according to state data.

Utah's case count was not updated Thursday. On Friday the department reported 3,829 of the new cases were from Thursday, with 2,313 cases from Friday.

Those deaths from Thursday and Friday were:

  • A Box Elder County man between the ages of 65 and 84 who was hospitalized at the time of death
  • A Cache County man over 85 years old who was a resident of a long-term care facility
  • A Carbon County man between the ages of 65 and 84 who was hospitalized at the time of death
  • A Davis County man between the ages of 65 and 84 who was hospitalized at the time of death
  • A Davis County man between the ages of 25 and 44 who was hospitalized at the time of death
  • A Salt Lake County man between the ages of 65 and 84 who was a resident of a long-term care facility
  • A Salt Lake County man between the ages of 65 and 84 who was a resident of a long-term care facility
  • A Salt Lake County woman between the ages of 65 and 84 who was hospitalized at the time of death
  • A Salt Lake County man between the ages of 45 and 64 who was hospitalized at the time of death
  • A Sevier County man between the ages of 65 and 84. It's unknown if he was hospitalized at the time of death
  • A Summit County man between the ages of 65 and 84 who was hospitalized at the time of death
  • A Utah County man between the ages of 65 and 84 who was hospitalized at the time of death
  • A Washington County woman between the ages of 65 and 84 who was hospitalized at the time of death
  • A Weber County man between the ages of 65 and 84 who was hospitalized at the time of death
  • A Weber County man between the ages of 45 and 64 who was not hospitalized at the time of death

There is not a COVID-19 news conference scheduled for Friday.

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.

For deaths that are reported as COVID-19 deaths, the person would not have died if they did not have COVID-19, according to the health department.

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.

More information about Utah's health guidance levels is available at coronavirus.utah.gov/utah-health-guidance-levels.

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.

Contributing: Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com

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