Utah has seen 88,963 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 527 total deaths as of Wednesday, . That’s an increase of 1,144 cases from Thursday. Five new deaths were reported.
“The number of deaths we report each day does not mean these deaths all occurred in the past 24 hours,” Utah Department of Health’s Director of Communications Tom Hudachko wrote in a press release Oct. 2.
He went on to explain that the numbers take some time to report: “This is due to the time it takes for deaths to be reported by hospitals, long-term care facilities, or funeral homes to the Office of the Medical Examiner (OME), and for the OME to conduct its death investigation.”
- Total number of COVID-19 cases: 88,963
- Total reported people tested: 940,687
- Total COVID-19 hospitalizations: 4,460
- Total COVID-19 deaths: 527
- Single-day high for reported cases: 1,501 (Oct. 8)
- Single-day high for reported deaths: 15 (Oct. 2)
Worldwide, the novel coronavirus pandemic has now infected 37,704,153 and killed 1,079,029 people as of Tuesday, .
The respiratory illness is especially hard on those who are elderly, immune-compromised or who have chronic health conditions. Children are not severely ill with COVID-19, as the resulting illness is called, unless they have an underlying condition, but they can transmit the illness.
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