Utah health officials confirm 987 new COVID-19 cases but no new deaths on Tuesday

Heather Pierce spits into a vial at a new COVID-19 testing site in the parking lot of Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. The testing site is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to noon. Appointments are required.

Heather Pierce spits into a vial at a new COVID-19 testing site in the parking lot of Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. The testing site is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to noon. Appointments are required. | Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

Gov. Gary Herbert to announce additional restrictions Tuesday

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah reported 987 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths on Tuesday.

The cases were confirmed out of 8,801 tests, with an 11.2% positive rate, according to the Utah Department of Health. The rolling seven-day average for new cases is now 1,182 per day, and the average positive test rate is 13.8%.

Gov. Gary Herbert is expected to make an announcement regarding new restrictions in Utah during a news conference at 1:30 p.m.

Currently, 249 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Utah, the same number of patients who were hospitalized on Monday.

Now 87,819 cases have been confirmed of 931,732 people tested since the beginning of the pandemic in Utah, a 9.4% positive rate. Hospitalizations in the state since the outbreak began now total 4,383.

Nearly 64,500 of Utah’s cases are considered recovered after surviving the three-week point since their diagnoses, meaning about 22,700 cases remain active.

This story will be updated throughout the day.

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Source:: Deseret News – Utah News

      

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