COVID-19 Deaths Rise To 19 In Utah; 49 New Cases
Apr 14, 2020, 1:08 PM | Updated: 2:10 pm
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – One more person has died from COVID-19 in the state of Utah, according to new numbers released by the Utah Department of Health.
State epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn said the 19th fatality in the Beehive State was an older adult from Utah County, less than 60 years old, who was immunocompromised. They were not at a care facility, and were under treatment at a hospital when they died.
As of numbers released Tuesday around 1 p.m., 2,412 people in Utah have tested positive for coronavirus, and 213 have been hospitalized.
A total of 46,476 people have been tested in the state. Just over 5 percent of people who have been tested have been confirmed to carry the virus.
The total case count was up 49 from Monday, and there have been 12 more hospitalizations.
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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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