CORONAVIRUS UTAH

60 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed In Utah; No New Deaths

Apr 13, 2020, 1:05 PM | Updated: 4:51 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – According to the latest numbers from the Utah Department of Health, there are now 2,363 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Utah – up 60 from Sunday.

No new deaths were reported.

There have been 201 hospitalizations, and 45,787 people have been tested so far.

State epidemiologist Angela Dunn said 218 individuals have officially recovered. She said a person is considered recovered after three weeks from their last positive COVID-19 test.

Dunn reiterated that anyone who shows any symptoms including fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, muscle aches, or loss of taste or smell, should get tested. Click here for a list of testing locations.

Utah officials hold daily COVID-19 briefing

LIVE: State officials are holding the daily COVID-19 briefing. There have been 60 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported.

Posted by KSL 5 TV on Monday, April 13, 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.
The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

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.

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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60 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed In Utah; No New Deaths