Utah Health Dept. Reports 827 New COVID-19 Cases, No New Deaths
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health has reported 827 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths.
There are currently 167 patients hospitalized with the virus.
The latest report shows a decline in both new cases and hospitalizations. However, the rolling seven-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests remains steady at 14%. The rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 1,001 per day.
The state has tested 817,461 people so far, and 71,442 of those tests returned positive. There have been a total of 1,055,359 tests administered.
Currently, there are 167 patients hospitalized, 66 of which are in intensive care units. Another 66 patients are hospitalized as COVID-19 persons under investigation. According to coronavirus.utah.gov, 45.4% of all non-ICU beds and 64.6% of all ICU beds in Utah hospitals are occupied.
A total of 453 Utahns have died as a result of the virus.
The state is considering 54,530 cases as recovered, meaning those patients received a positive diagnoses more than three weeks ago and they have not died.
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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 is not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
The CDC does not recommend wearing a facemask respirator to protect yourself from coronavirus unless a healthcare professional recommends it.
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