301 New Coronavirus Cases In Utah; No New Deaths
Aug 23, 2020, 1:18 PM | Updated: 1:31 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health has reported an increase of 301 new cases of coronavirus in the state, with no new deaths.
Officials said the number of positive cases increased to 49,115 since the beginning of the pandemic.
An additional 2,473 people were tested for the virus. There was a 12 percent positive rate in among those tested.
The rolling rate of new cases over the last seven days was 349 per day, with an 8.4 percent rate of positive laboratory tests.
Health officials said 138 people were currently being treated for COVID-19 in the hospital, with 2,926 total hospitalizations.
Nearly 41,000 people were considered “recovered,” meaning they survived at least three weeks after their last positive case.
Officials have reported 385 total COVID-19 deaths in Utah.
The number of coronavirus-related deaths in the United States has increased to over 175,600, with more than 5.6 million positive cases.
There have been over 800,000 confirmed deaths and 23 million cases across the globe, according to the World Health Organization.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.