SALT LAKE CITY — At least another 10 Utahns have died of COVID-19, bringing the state’s death toll to 260, according to a tally reported by the Utah Department of Health on Wednesday.

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Gov. Gary Herbert speaks during the COVID-19 press conference Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

One death listed Tuesday was removed from Utah’s total death tally while being further investigated by the Office of the Medical Examiner to determine if COVID-19 “actually caused the death of that individual,” state epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn said in a press briefing.

The Utah Department of Health reported an increase of 566 cases of COVID-19 in Utah on Wednesday, bringing the total number of infections statewide since the pandemic began to 35,578.

The 5,959 test results recorded Wednesday bring the state’s lab test total to 569,107 involving 481,402 people.

The current seven-day average number of new cases is 627 per day, and the average positive rate of tests is 9.5%.

Currently, 197 patients are receiving hospital treatment for the novel coronavirus. About 2,135 have been hospitalized in Utah for the disease since the pandemic hit Utah.

Of the 10 new deaths reported Wednesday, five were Salt Lake County men, one between the age of 65-84 who was hospitalized at the time of death and was a resident in a long-term care facility; one between 45-64 who was hospitalized at time of death; one between 65-84 who was not hospitalized at time of death and was a long-term care facility resident; a man between the age of 15-24 who was not hospitalized at the time of death, and a man who was between 65-84, not hospitalized at time of death.

Two were Salt Lake County women, one other than 85 who was not hospitalized at time of death and was a long term care facility resident, and one between 65-84 who was hospitalized at time of death.

One was a Davis County woman who was between 65-84, and was not hospitalized at time of death. One was a Sevier County woman, between 45-64, not hospitalized at time of death and was a long term care facility resident. And one was a Weber County man, between 65-84 who was hospitalized at time of death in a long-term care facility.

About 22,532 of Utah’s cases are considered recovered after passing the three-week point since their diagnoses.

The latest breakdown of Utah cases, hospitalizations and deaths by health district: Salt Lake County, 17,123; 1,132 hospitalized; 145 deaths. Utah County, 6,659; 314 hospitalized; 31 deaths. Southwest Utah, 2,563; 139 hospitalized; 21 deaths. Davis County, 2,468; 145 hospitalized; 9 deaths. Bear River (Box Elder, Cache, Rich), 1,978; 77 hospitalized; 5 deaths. Weber-Morgan, 2,149; 136 hospitalized; 24 deaths. Summit County, 645; 51 hospitalized; 1 death. San Juan County, 550; 72 hospitalized; 19 deaths. Wasatch County, 497; 20 hospitalized; 4 deaths. Tooele County, 448; 19 hospitalized; 0 deaths. Central Utah, 312; 19 hospitalized; 1 deaths. TriCounty (Uinta Basin), 123; 8 hospitalized; 0 deaths. Southeast Utah, 63; 3 hospitalized; 0 deaths

This story will be updated.

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