345 New Coronavirus Cases Reported In Utah; 3 New Deaths
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health has reported an additional 345 positive coronavirus cases in the state, and 3 additional deaths.
The latest deaths were two residents of Salt Lake County and one resident of Sanpete County.
The deaths included a woman in Salt Lake County between the ages of 25 and 44. She was hospitalized at the time of her death.
A Salt Lake County man between the ages of 65 and 84 also died. Officials said he was a long-term care facility resident.
Sanpete County also reported the death of a man older than the age of 85 who was not hospitalized.
Officials said the increase in cases brought the total to 46,321 since the beginning of the pandemic.
Tests were administered to 5,084 people since the last report, bringing the total number of tests in the Beehive State to 594,900.
Over 6.8 percent of tests administered in the last day came back as positive cases. The rolling 7-day average was 9.2 percent.
Health officials reported the rolling 7-day average for positive cases as 365 per day.
The number of people hospitalized has moved to 167, bringing the total number of people who have received treatment for COVID-19 to 2,760.
Nearly 5.3 million cases of coronavirus have been reported in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Over 167,500 people have died of COVID-19 related illnesses.
The World Health Organization reported over 21 million confirmed coronavirus cases across the globe, with nearly 756,000 deaths.
Over 25 percent of all confirmed cases and 22 percent of all deaths have been attributed to the US.
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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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