Coronavirus USA Updates: Utah’s new daily confirmed cases top 300

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Coronavirus USA Updates: Utah’s new daily confirmed cases top 300
Coronavirus USA Updates: Utah’s new daily confirmed cases top 300

Another 305 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the last 24 hours in Utah, the Utah Department of Health reported Wednesday — and one more Utahn has died as a result of the coronavirus.

The latest fatality is that of a Davis County woman, between the ages of 60 and 85, who was hospitalized at the time of her death. Her death brings the state’s toll of fatalities from COVID-19 to 128.

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The rise in confirmed cases — the 14th straight day the state has reported more than 200 cases in a day — brings the total number of cases in Utah since the pandemic began to 12,864.

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Another 23 people were hospitalized due to COVID-19, compared to the previous day’s report. That brings the total number of Utahns hospitalized to 954, with 130 positive COVID-19 cases in hospitals now.

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The state added 2,900 tests for coronavirus to the tally. The number of people tested is nearing the quarter-million mark, at 249,760 since the pandemic began.

The state considers 7,587 people “recovered” from COVID-19 — meaning it’s been at least three weeks since their diagnosis and they’re still alive.

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