Utah reports 988 new COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths Monday

Nurses Polly Crookston and Daniel Salas Jimenez work 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.

Nurses Polly Crookston and Daniel Salas Jimenez work 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

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah health officials reported 988 new COVID-19 cases and five additional deaths on Monday.

The cases were confirmed out of 4,360 tests, with a 22.7% positive rate, according to the Utah Department of Health. The rolling seven-day average for new cases is now 1,145 per day, and the average positive test rate is 13.9%.

Currently, 249 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Utah, five fewer than were hospitalized on Sunday.

The deaths reported Monday were: two Washington County men and a Davis County man between 65-84, and a Salt Lake County woman older than 85. Those four were all long-term care residents. A Garfield County woman between the ages of 45 and 64 also died while hospitalized.

They bring the state’s number of people who have died with the coronavirus to 522.

Now 86,832 cases have been confirmed of 922,931 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 4,331.

Just under 64,000 of Utah’s cases are considered recovered after surviving the three-week point since their diagnoses, meaning about 22,300 cases remain active.

This story will be updated throughout the day.

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