CORONAVIRUS UTAH

COVID-19: 3 New Deaths, 410 New Cases, 17 Additional Hospitalizations In Utah

Jul 5, 2020, 12:56 PM | Updated: 1:02 pm
FILE (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)...
FILE (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health announced 410 new confirmed cases, 17 additional hospitalizations and three new deaths.

There have been a total of 24,952 cases, 1,582 hospitalizations and 184 deaths so far.

The deaths include a Utah County man between the ages of 65 – 84 who was hospitalized at the time oof death, a Washington County man older than 85 who was hospitalized at the time of death, and a Salt Lake County man between the ages of 65 – 84. There was no information available on whether the Salt Lake County man was hospitalized when he died.

UDOH reports 183 people are currently hospitalized for confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 84 of those patients are in ICU beds. Another 54 patients are hospitalized as COVID-19 persons under investigation.

Currenlty, 46.1% of all non ICU beds and 64.1% of all ICU beds are occupied.

This article will be updated.


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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