Utah reports 3,395 new COVID-19 cases, 14 deaths Saturday

Salt Lake County mobile testers Andy Perkins, left, and Sara Weixler administer COVID-19 tests at the county’s testing site in the Maverik Center parking lot in West Valley City on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020.

Salt Lake County mobile testers Andy Perkins, left, and Sara Weixler administer COVID-19 tests at the county’s testing site in the Maverik Center parking lot in West Valley City on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. | Steve Griffin, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah health officials reported another 3,395 COVID-19 cases and 14 additional deaths on Saturday.

The new cases were confirmed out of 16,270 people tested, with a 20.1% positive rate, according to the Utah Department of Health. The rolling seven-day average for new cases is 3,229 per day, and the average positive test rate is 23.7%.

On Saturday, 551 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19, which is 18 more than were hospitalized the previous day.

The deaths reported Saturday bring the state’s toll to 787. Seven were Salt Lake County residents: four men between 65 and 85, three of whom were hospitalized when they died, and one who was a long-term care resident; a woman between 65 and 84, and a woman older than 85, both of whom were long-term care residents; and a woman between 25 and 44, who was hospitalized when she died.

Two Weber County man also died, one who was older than 85 and a long-term care resident; and one between 65 and 84, who was hospitalized when he died.

The deaths also included: a Utah County man older than 85, who was a long-term care resident; a Wasatch County man between 65 and 84, who was also a long-term care resident; an Emery County man between 65 and 84, who was hospitalized when he died; a Washington County man between 45 and 64, who was hospitalized; and a Sevier County man between 65 and 84, who was not hospitalized.

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To date, 173,979 cases have been confirmed out of 1,315,034 people tested tested in Utah, with a 13.2% positive rate. Hospitalizations since the outbreak began total 7,458.

This story will be updated.

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Source:: Deseret News – Utah News

      

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