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376 New Coronavirus Cases in Utah; 1 More Death

Aug 9, 2020, 1:00 PM | Updated: 1:17 pm
FILE (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)...
FILE (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – There have been an increase of 376 coronavirus cases in Utah, with an additional death and 196 people hospitalized for treatment.

The increase of cases matched Saturday’s number – also 376 new coronavirus cases.

Officials from the Utah Department of Health said the rolling 7-day average for positive tests was 411 per day, down 15 from the day before.

There have been 570,613 tests administered in the state, with an increase of 4,258 reported Sunday. The rate of positive cases was 9.1 percent.

The latest fatality from COVID-19 was a Cache County man between the ages of 45 and 64. Officials said he was hospitalized at the time of his death.

His identity was not released.

Health officials said the total number of deaths in the state from COVID-19 was now at 336.

Officials said there have been 2,620 total hospitalizations since the beginning of the pandemic.

State health officials reported a decline in new cases from July 22 to August 1. They reported an increase in the number of new cases since August 4.

As of Sunday morning there were just under 5 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States, with more than 161,000 deaths, according to numbers reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The US was adding more than 50,000 positive cases a day.

Utah was among 32 other states with over 40,000 cases of coronavirus.

Neighboring Nevada and Colorado both reported over 50,000 cases. To the south. Arizona was reporting over 186,000 cases.


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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376 New Coronavirus Cases in Utah; 1 More Death