2 Deaths, 1,393 Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Reported In Utah
Oct 4, 2020, 12:50 PM | Updated: 2:08 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Two people have died and 1,393 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported since the last update by the Utah Department of Health.
The number of positive cases was the second-highest one-day today in the Beehive State since the beginning of the pandemic.
The increase of cases has brought the total in the state to 77,618.
Two Washington County residents between the ages of 65 to 84 have died from COVID-19 complications.
One was a woman who had been living in a long-term care facility. The other was a man who had been hospitalized.
The number of people currently hospitalized for treatment Sunday was 175.
Health officials said there have been 8,214 people tested for the virus since Saturday, increasing the total to 860,894 test administered.
The United States added over 50,000 new confirmed cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The total number of cases in the country has grown to 7.3 million. Over 208,000 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.
Across the globe, there have been over 34.8 million confirmed cases, according to the World Health Organization. WHO officials have reported 1,030,738 deaths worldwide.
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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.