Five New Virus-Related Deaths Reported In Utah; 1,675 Confirmed Cases
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health on Monday reported five new deaths related to the coronavirus, bringing the total count to 13 in the state.
The department also reported 1,675 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 138 of which required hospitalization. Nearly 34,000 people have been tested.
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Posted by KSL 5 TV on Monday, 6 April 2020
Salt Lake County leads the state in most cases, with 777 patients testing positive. That’s followed by Summit County with 260 cases, Utah County with 223 cases and Davis County with 154 cases.
Of those who have tested positive, 675 are adults between the ages of 25 – 44, 514 are adults between the ages of 45 – 64, 258 are people between the ages of 15 – 24, 183 are adults between the ages of 65 – 84, 32 are children between the ages of 1 – 14, eight are children younger than one year old, and five are people who are 85 and older.
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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.
The CDC does not recommend wearing a face mask respirator to protect yourself from coronavirus unless a healthcare professional recommends it.
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 service through your healthcare providers.
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