HEALTH

Utah reports one new COVID-19 death, more than 2200 total cases

Apr 11, 2020, 12:05 PM | Updated: 12:06 pm
Utah COVID-19 cases...
The Multicultural Subcommittee of Utah’s COVID-19 Task Force is looking to knock down language barriers in the fight against coronavirus. (PHOTO: Deseret News)
(PHOTO: Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — Health officials blame one more death on COVID-19 in Utah, as the state’s number of coronavirus cases tops 2,200.

New COVID-19 death in Utah, more numbers

According to new numbers released Saturday by the Utah Department of Health, Utah now has:

  • 2,206 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • 42,546 tests performed
  • 190 COVID-19 hospitalizations
  • 18 deaths related to COVID-19

Salt Lake County accounts for nearly half of the state’s total number of cases of coronavirus with over a thousand. Summit County comes in second with 300 cases, followed by Utah County’s 295.

No immediate information was available on the latest COVID-19 death.

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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