COVID-19 hospitalizations hit new record as Utah reports 7 new deaths and 521 new cases

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With seven new Utah coronavirus deaths reported Thursday and the highest number of patients concurrently hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic, the effects of the spread of the virus continue to be felt even as new cases remain slightly lower than last week.

The seven Utahns who died were all Salt Lake County residents. They were:

Two women older than 85, who lived in long-term care facilities.

A woman older than 85 who died in a hospital.

A man, age 45 to 64, who lived in a long-term care facility.

Two…
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