Utah coronavirus hospitalizations continue to rise; one more death reported with 564 new cases

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The number of Utah residents hospitalized with COVID-19 continues to rise and another person has died.

A Davis County man, between the ages of 65 to 84, died while receiving coronavirus treatment at a hospital, the Utah Department of Health reported Monday. Since the start of the pandemic, 168 Utahns have died from COVID-19.

There were 564 new cases reported on Monday, out of 5,456 new test results since Sunday’s update. During the last seven days, 10.9% of the evaluated patients received positive results.

That’s slightly lower than the week before, when the positive result rate was 12.5%.

There were 193 coronavirus patients filling Utah hospital beds on Monday, one more than on Sunday; State health authorities reported 21 new hospitalizations since Sunday, with 1,417 patients hospitalized for COVID-19 since the start of the outbreak.

Of the 21,664 Utahns who have tested positive for COVID-19 since March, 12,205 are considered “recovered,” meaning they have survived at least three weeks after diagnosis.

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