Utah reports 3,197 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths Sunday

A worker walks through a COVID-19 drive-thru test site at the Maverik Center parking lot in West Valley City on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020.

A worker walks through a COVID-19 drive-thru test site at the Maverik Center parking lot in West Valley City on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. | Laura Seitz, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah health officials reported another 3,197 COVID-19 cases and six additional deaths on Sunday.

The new cases were confirmed out of 13,641 people tested, with a 23.4% positive rate, according to the Utah Department of Health. The rolling seven-day average for new cases is now 3,310 per day, and the average positive test rate is 23.5%.

Currently, 556 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Utah, which is five more than were hospitalized on Saturday.

The deaths reported Sunday bring the state’s toll to 793. They were: a Davis County man between 65 and 84; a Salt Lake County man older than 85; a Salt Lake County man between 65 and 84; a Washington County man between 45 and 64; and a Washington County woman between 65 and 84, all of whom were hospitalized when they died. A Davis County woman older than 85, who was a long-term care resident, also died.

This story will be updated.

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Source:: Deseret News – Utah News

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