HEALTH

COVID-19 case count in Utah now at 719, officials say

Mar 29, 2020, 12:39 PM | Updated: 12:43 pm
COVID-19 case count Utah...
Utah surpassed 700 cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, according to new data from the state health department.

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah surpassed 700 cases of COVID-19 or novel coronavirus Sunday, according to the latest figures from the Utah Department of Health.

The total, 719, represents an increase of 92 cases from the day before.

Salt Lake County continues to lead the state of Utah in the COVID-19 case count with 321. Summit County is second with 151. Only one Utah health department, the Central Utah Health Department, has no cases.

This story will be updated. 

How To Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus

COVID-19 coronavirus is transmitted from person to person. It is a virus that is similar to the common cold and the flu. So, to prevent it from spreading:

  • Wash hands frequently and thoroughly, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Don’t touch your face.
  • Keep children and those with compromised immune systems away from someone who is coughing or sneezing (in this instance, at least six feet)
  • If there is an outbreak near you, practice social distancing (stay at home, instead of going to the movies, sports events, or other activities.)
  • Get a flu shot.

Local resources

State of Utah:  https://coronavirus.utah.gov/

Utah State Board of Education

Utah Hospital Association

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Utah Coronavirus Information Line – 1-800-456-7707

National Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Commonly asked questions, World Health Organization

Cases in the United States

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COVID-19 case count in Utah now at 719, officials say