Medical assistants with University of Utah Health test people for COVID-19 during a drive-thru testing event at Centro Cívico Mexicano in Salt Lake City on Friday, May 15, 2020. The Consulate of Mexico in Salt Lake City, in collaboration with the Utah Department of Health, the University of Utah Wellness Bus, the Salt Lake County Health Department and Comunidades Unidas, organized the free testing for people with no insurance. Organizers hoped to test 100 people.

Medical assistants with University of Utah Health test people for COVID-19 during a drive-thru testing event at Centro Cívico Mexicano in Salt Lake City on Friday, May 15, 2020. The Consulate of Mexico in Salt Lake City, in collaboration with the Utah Department of Health, the University of Utah Wellness Bus, the Salt Lake County Health Department and Comunidades Unidas, organized the free testing for people with no insurance. Organizers hoped to test 100 people. | Steve Griffin, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Four more people have died with the novel coronavirus in Utah, bringing the state’s toll to 97, officials confirmed Saturday.

The latest fatalities include a Utah County man, described only as between the ages of 65 and 84, and three Salt Lake County women.

Two of the women were residents in a long-term care facility. One was older than 85 and one was between 65 and 84. The third woman was between the ages of 65 and 84 and was not a long-term care resident, according to the Utah Department of Health.

Cases also rose by 203 Saturday, bringing the state’s total 82,607. Nearly 4,000 more tests were performed, bringing the testing total to 190,779.

In Utah, 16 more people required hospitalization for the virus since Friday’s report. But the current number of hospitalizations remained consistent with the past few days, at 108.

Just under 4,900 people are now considered recovered in Utah after passing the three-week point since their diagnoses.

This story will be updated.

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Source:: Deseret News – Utah News

      

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