183 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, 1 New Death In Utah
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Another 183 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the state, bringing the total number of cases to over 8,000, according to the Utah Department of Health. One additional death was also reported.
Officials said the latest COVID-19 death was a woman from Weber County who had been living ini a long-term care facility. They woman was over the age of 85.
The women’s death brought the total number in the state to 93.
So far, 660 people have required hospitalization, and 108 patients currently hospitalized.
The state has issued 186,834 tests and an estimated 4,748 people have recovered.
— Utah.gov (@UtahGov) May 22, 2020
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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.
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 email@example.com.
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