564 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, 49 New Hospitalizations, 4 New Deaths
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health on Tuesday reported 564 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, 49 new hospitalizations and four new deaths.
There have been a total of 26,033 cases, 1,653 hospitalizations and 194 deaths in the state so far.
Utah’s overall rate of positives is at 6.8% of those tested. The state has issued a total of 382,849 tests.
The recently reported deaths include:
- Salt Lake County man between the ages of 25 – 44 who was hospitalized at the time of death
- Salt Lake County man between the ages of 45 – 64 who was a resident of a long-term care facility
- Salt Lake County man between the ages of 65 – 84 who was not hospitalized at the time of death
- Utah County woman between the ages of 25 – 44 who was hospitalized at the time of death
Currently, there are 197 positive COVID-19 cases hospitalized. Eighty-four of those patients are in ICU beds. There are also 51 patients currently hospitalized as COVID-19 persons under investigation.
UDOH reports that 46% of all non ICU beds and 61.2% of all ICU beds are occupied.
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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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