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Utah counts nearly 100 new COVID-19 cases on Easter Sunday

Apr 12, 2020, 1:54 PM
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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)
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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah health officials say the state’s COVID-19 case count is at 2,303 as of Easter Sunday, an increase of 97 from the day before.

The Utah Department of Health releases updated numbers around lunchtime each day. So far, clinics and hospitals have tested 44,234 people in Utah. About five percent of those tested returned positive result.

The state did not record any new deaths since Saturday.

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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