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September 1, 2020
Two hospitalized and no deaths in county

County Health Department updating COVID-19 website info 

Currently Tooele County has had 692 positive cases of the virus with 33 hospitalizations as of Aug. 31, according to a report released by the Tooele County Health Department.

As of the last report, on Aug. 27, Tooele County had 673 positive cases of the virus with 33 hospitalizations and no deaths.

There may be at least two Tooele County residents currently receiving hospital care, according to Amy Bate with the health department. These local COVID-19 patients may be receiving treatment outside of Tooele County.

Statewide 659,855 people have been tested for the virus as of Aug. 31, with 52,107 positive cases reported, 3,093 people hospitalized, and 407 COVID-19 deaths, according to the Utah Department of Health.

This makes the percent of individuals who have been tested and were positive 7.9%.

The state Health Department is reporting 51,860 estimated recovered cases and 7,7711 active cases as of Aug. 30

The Tooele County Health Department will soon be updating their website with more information related to the virus.

“We are going to be updating this regularly so that people don’t have to go to the state website to see that data, they can just go to our website,” Bate said. “There is also a link from our website to the state website.”

The county Health Department is working with their website developer to include cases by zip code, age, and gender.

“We want the community to be able to get the information that they are looking for,” Bate said.

The new feature will be on the website soon but officials at the health department have already added a feature where individuals can see how many cases there are, number of hospitalizations, and deaths, according to Bate.

“I think it will be really good because a lot of people in the community are asking questions,” she said.

In order to see the new feature, you can visit tooelehealth.org and click on “Tooele County Coronavirus/COVID-19  Information”.

 

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