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Six more Utahns have died from the coronavirus, making Monday one of the biggest single-day jumps in fatalities since the beginning of the pandemic.
And with 22 new hospitalizations reported, there have been 412 Utahns admitted to hospitals in the past two weeks — the worst 14-day stretch yet.
The deaths of two women under age 65 were reported, as well as three Utahns who were not hospitalized or living in long-term care facilities when they died. Those who died were:
- A Davis County woman, age 45 to 64, who was not hospitalized when she died.
- A Salt Lake County woman, age 45 to 64, who died in a long-term care facility.
- A Wasatch County man, age 65 to 84, who died in a hospital.
- A Salt Lake County man, age 65 to 84, who was not hospitalized when he died.
- A Salt Lake County woman, age 65 to 84, who was not hospitalized when she died.
- A Salt Lake County man, age 65 to 84, who died in a long-term care facility.
There were 517 new cases reported Monday, boosting the average for the past week to 544 new cases per day. That’s up seven from the average 537 daily new cases the week before.
However, with a large influx of test results this weekend — more than 10,000 were returned on Friday and Saturday — the rate of positive tests was down slightly. For the past seven days, 9.1% of Utah tests came back positive; the week before, the positivity rate was 10.9%.
There were 22 new hospital admissions reported Monday, with 192 patients currently receiving hospital care. In total, 1,605 Utahns have been hospitalized for COVID-19.
Of 25,469 Utahns who have tested positive for COVID-19, 14,488 are considered “recovered” — that is, they have survived for three weeks after being diagnosed.