One New Death, 130 New COVID-19 Cases In Utah
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – There have been 2,542 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Utah and 20 total deaths related to the virus.
According to the Utah Department of Health, 47,614 people have been tested, and 221 people have been hospitalized.
State epidemiologist Angela Dunn said the patient who died was a Salt Lake County resident who was older than 60.
She encouraged all Utahns who are showing any symptoms of COVID-19 — fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, muscle aches, loss of taste or smell — to get tested. To schedule a test or find a testing location, go to coronavirus.utah.gov/testing-locations.
For more information, go to coronavirus.utah.gov.
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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, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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