8th Utahn Dies Of COVID-19
SALT LAKE CITY — Another person has died from the coronavirus in the state of Utah, bringing the total number of deaths to 8, according to the Utah Department of Health. That information comes as the number of cases rises to 1,428.
Just over 28,000 people have been tested for the virus while 117 people were hospitalized.
— Utah.gov (@UtahGov) April 4, 2020
Details about the person who died from the disease were not released. It was unknown if health officials would provide additional information Saturday.
The one-day increase of 182 positive coronavirus cases was the biggest jump in the state to date.
An additional 3,795 people have been tested.
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How Do I Prevent It?
The CDC has some simple recommendations, most of which are the same for preventing other respiratory illnesses or the flu:
- Avoid close contact with people who may be sick
- Avoid touching your face
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. Always wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
How To Get Help
If you’re worried you may have COVID-19, you can contact the Utah Coronavirus Information Line at 1-800-456-7707 to speak to trained healthcare professionals. You can also use telehealth services through your healthcare providers.
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