Utah Coronavirus Update, Tuesday, April 21
There are 3,296 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Utah, as of 1 p.m. on Tuesday. This is an increase of 83 cases or 3% since Monday. State epidemiologist Angela Dunn said in today's media briefing that Utah's positive rate has dropped slightly from 5% to 4.5%. Four new deaths were also reported by Dunn on Tuesday, including the first COVID-19 related death in the Bear River Health Department.
Dunn said the four deaths reported today were all individuals over the age of 60 who were hospitalized at the time of their death. In total, there have been 32 deaths in the state of Utah due to the coronavirus and Dunn said 16 of those were adults who were living in long-term care facilities. She said this number is tragic but much lower than other states and that long-term care facility staff are preparing to continue to work to keep those numbers low.
The full briefing can be watched here.