CORONAVIRUS UTAH

Utah Reports 10 New COVID-19 Deaths; 2 Died Before July, Authorities Say

Jul 14, 2020, 1:03 PM | Updated: 1:33 pm
FILE (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)...
FILE (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health announced 10 new deaths and 448 new COVID-19 cases.

It’s the highest single-day number of coronavirus deaths reported in the state so far. According to the San Juan Public Health department, two of those deaths were patients who died in May and June. A third died on an unspecified day in July. Those three deaths were confirmed Tuesday to be from the virus.

The deaths reported Tuesday include:

San Juan County

  • Male, older than 85, long term care facility resident
  • Male, older than 85, long term care facility resident
  • Male, between 65-84, long term care facility resident
  • Male, between 65-84, hospitalized
  • Female, older than 85, hospitalized
  • Female, between 65-84, hospitalized

Weber County

  • Male, between 45-64, hospitalized, long term care facility resident

Iron County

  • Female, older than 85, hospitalized

Cache County

  • Female, between 65-84, long term care facility resident

Utah County

  • Male, between 65-84, no additional information

There are currently 176 patients hospitalized in Utah with the virus as well as 55 patients who are hospitalized as COVID-19 persons under investigation.

Eighty COVID-19 patients are currently in an ICU.

According to UDOH, 44.9% of all non-ICU beds and 64.8% of all ICU beds in Utah hospitals are now occupied.

There have been a total 30,478 cases, 1,888 hospitalizations and 226 deaths so far in the Beehive State. An estimated 18,111 patients are considered “recovered,” meaning they received a positive diagnosis more than three weeks ago and 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.  

How To Get Help  

If you’re worried you may have COVID-19, go to TestingUtah.com to schedule a test, or contact the Utah Coronavirus Information Line at 1-800-456-7707 to speak to trained healthcare professionals. You can also use telehealth service 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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Utah Reports 10 New COVID-19 Deaths; 2 Died Before July, Authorities Say