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472 New Coronavirus Cases In Utah; 31 New Hospitalizations

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Beehive State has seen an increase of 472 new coronavirus cases and 31 additional hospitalizations. No new deaths have been reported.

In their latest update, the Utah Department of Health reported 21,100 confirmed cases. According to their coronavirus website, health officials reported 86 percent of all positive cases were among people ages 15 to 64.

They said 328,449 tests have been administered in the state, with 5,647 since their last update – meaning 8.3 percent of people tested since Saturday have been positive for coronavirus.

The number of deaths from COVID-19-related illnesses remained at 167.

Officials said there were 192 people currently hospitalized, with 1,396 since the pandemics began.

Over 11,930 cases were considered “recovered.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported total cases in the United States have reached over 2.5 million, and nearly 125,500 deaths.

Worldwide there have been over 9.8 million confirmed cases and 495,760 deaths due to COVID-19.


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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