Utah Coronavirus Update, Thursday, May 21
On Thursday, May 21, the Utah Department of Health announced the number of positive coronavirus cases in Utah has increased by 164 cases since Wednesday, bringing the new total to 7,874. Of the 7,874 cases, there have been 647 hospitalizations. Two people died in this time, bringing the total deaths due to COVID-19 to 92. One of these deaths occurred in a long- term care facility, making 40 resident deaths due to the coronavirus.
According to the Utah Health Department, the number long- term care facilities with cases has increased by three, bringing the total number of facilities impacted by the virus 112. Of the 7874 positive cases in Utah, 217 are from residents of these care facilities.