State Reports 376 New COVID-19 Cases; Hospitalizations At 195
Aug 8, 2020, 1:08 PM | Updated: Aug 9, 2020, 12:22 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Officials with the Utah Department of Health reported 376 new COVID-19 cases and zero additional deaths on Saturday.
The seven-day rolling average of new cases was 426 Saturday, while the seven-day rolling average for positive test results was 9.3%.
State officials reported 195 people were hospitalized and 33,115 of Utah’s 43,751 cases are considered “recovered.” A case with a diagnosis date of more than three weeks ago, who has not passed away, is considered recovered by the state health department.
Of those 195 hospitalizations, 77 were in the ICU. Twenty-seven people who are currently hospitalized as COVID-19 patients were under investigation.
Zero additional deaths were reported Saturday, meaning the state’s death toll remained at 335.
State health officials also said an additional 7,255 people were tested, bringing the total number of Utahns tested to 566,355.
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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.
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