CORONAVIRUS UTAH

No New Virus-Related Deaths In Utah; 1,846 Confirmed Cases

Apr 8, 2020, 1:24 PM | Updated: 1:38 pm
Gov. Gary Herbert conducts a press briefing while wearing a face mask on April 7, 2020....
Gov. Gary Herbert conducts a press briefing while wearing a face mask on April 7, 2020.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – There are now 1,846 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Utah, according to state health officials.

No new deaths have been reported since Monday.

According to the Utah Department of Health, 158 coronavirus patients required hospitalization. A total of 36,116 people have been tested.

Salt Lake County continues to have the highest number of confirmed cases, with 858 people testing positive and 78 hospitalizations. The age group most affected across Utah are adults aged 25 – 44 years old, with 735 confirmed cases.

Utah COVID-19 Daily Update

LIVE: Gov. Herbert and other state and local leaders hold press briefing with coronavirus updates in Utah

Posted by KSL 5 TV on Wednesday, 8 April 2020


Coronavirus Resources  

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, go to TestingUtah.com to schedule a test, or 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.   

Additional Resources  

If  you see evidence of PRICE GOUGING, the Utah Attorney General’s Office wants you to report it. Common items in question include toilet paper, water, hand sanitizer, certain household cleaners, and even cold medicine and baby formula. Authorities are asking anyone who sees price gouging to report it to the Utah Division of Consumer Protection at 801-530-6601 or 800-721-7233. The division can also be reached by email at consumerprotection@utah.gov. 

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No New Virus-Related Deaths In Utah; 1,846 Confirmed Cases