2 More COVID-19 Deaths Reported In Utah; 388 Confirmed Cases
Sep 6, 2020, 1:00 PM | Updated: 1:11 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Two more people have died in Utah from COVID-19 related illnesses, and an additional 388 confirmed cases have been reported.
Officials with the Utah Department of Health said two women who were both between the ages of 65 to 84 died of the disease.
One was a Utah County resident. The other was from Davis County. Both were hospitalized at the time of death.
The additions brought the total number of deaths in the state to 422.
Officials said the 7-day average for positive cases was 397 per day, with a 9.5 percent rate of tests to positive cases.
An additional 4,770 people were tested since the last report on Saturday – an 8.1 percent rate.
There have been 54,660 positive cases since the pandemic began, and 688,735 people tested.
According to state health officials, 120 people were currently hospitalized – bringing the total number of people treated for COVID-19 in the hospital to 3,207.
Officials reported that 46,233 of Utah’s coronavirus cases were considered “recovered.”
Nearly 6.2 million cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the United States, with just over 187,000 deaths, according for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The World Health Organization reported over 26.7 million confirmed cases across the globe, with over 876,000 deaths.
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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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