Utah Reports 409 New COVID-19 Cases, 4 New Deaths, 199 Total Hospitalizations
Jul 20, 2020, 1:01 PM | Updated: 1:13 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health on Monday reported 409 new COVID-19 cases and four new deaths.
There are 199 patients currently hospitalized with the virus.
According to UDOH, 105 patients are in intensive care units, which is up from Sunday’s report of 102 total ICU patients. Forty-eight patients are currently hospitalized as COVID-19 persons under investigation. Across the state, 53.8% of all non-ICU beds and 60.4% of all ICU beds are occupied.
The four deaths reported Monday include a Salt Lake County man between the ages of 45 – 64 who was hospitalized at the time of death, a Salt Lake County man older than 85 who was a resident of a long-term care facility, a Utah County man between the ages of 45 – 64 who was a resident of a long-term care facility, and a Weber County man between the ages of 45 – 64 who was hospitalized at the time of death.
The rolling seven-day average for positive tests in Utah is 612 per day, or 9.8% of those tested. That number has decreased slightly since Sunday when the state’s seven-day average was 10%.
UDOH is considering 21,504 patients as recovered, meaning those patients received a positive diagnosis more than three weeks ago and they have not died.
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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, 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.
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.