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COVID-19: 5 New Deaths, 394 New Cases, 34 New Hospitalizations

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health has reported 394 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state and five new deaths.

There has also been an additional 34 hospitalizations, bringing the current number of patients with COVID-19 in Utah hospitals to 166. There have been a total of 1,226 hospitalizations. Nearly 45% of all non-ICU beds are occupied.

UDOH reports there are 77 patients in ICU beds for confirmed COVID-19. Approximately 62% of Utah’s ICU beds are occupied.

The state has used 192 of its 1,297 ventilators.

So far there have been 18,300 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 163 total deaths from the virus in Utah, according to numbers reported Tuesday.

The patients who died were all residents of the northern portion of the state. One was a Salt Lake County man between the ages of 45 – 64 who was hospitalized at the time of death. One was Salt Lake County man between the ages of 65 – 84 who was a resident of a long-term care facility. One was a resident of Salt Lake County between the ages of 65 – 84, and it’s unknown if he was hospitalized or in long-term care. One was a Utah County resident between the ages of 65 84 who was a resident of a long-term care facility. One was a Weber County man older than 85 who was a resident of a long-term care facility.

The state has issued 302,276 total lab tests, with an increase of 2,964 tests since Monday. The overall rate of positives has climbed from 6% on Monday to 6.1% on Tuesday.

An estimated 10,057 patients are considered recovered, meaning they had a diagnosis date of more than three weeks ago and they have not died.


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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