CORONAVIRUS

Two More People Die Of COVID-19 In Utah; Total Cases Over 3,000

Apr 19, 2020, 11:31 AM | Updated: 11:50 am

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Another two people have died of COVID-19 in Utah, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to 27.

Officials with the Utah Department of Health made the announcement Sunday morning, as part of their daily update.

Both people were Salt Lake County residents over the age of 85, they said, and had underlying medical conditions. They had been living in a long-term care facility before they were taken to the hospital for treatment, where they died.

Their identities and county of residence were not released.

An additional 138 people have tested positive for coronavirus since Saturday, bringing the state total over 3,000 for the first time, at 3,069.

With the two deaths reported Sunday, Salt Lake County has reported 15 total deaths related to COVID-19.

Utah’s most populated county has 53 percent of the state’s overall positive cases of coronavirus, at 1,615.

Utah County reported 5 deaths and 455 positive cases. One of the earliest hit areas in the state, Summit County reported 318 positive cases and 31 hospitalizations, with no deaths.

Health officials said there were 259 hospitalizations, and 679 cases considered as recovered.

Coronavirus tests have been administered to 63,555 people in Utah.


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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Two More People Die Of COVID-19 In Utah; Total Cases Over 3,000