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Three more COVID-19 deaths reported in Utah brings total to 49

May 2, 2020, 12:26 PM | Updated: 12:35 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 — The Utah Department of Health reports three more COVID-19 deaths Saturday, bringing the total number of deaths to 49. 

Two of the three COVID-19 deaths reported were from Utah County. One a female older than age 85 who was hospitalized and the other a male who was between 65 and 84. Underlying conditions are unknown.

the third was a female from Salt Lake County who was older than 85 years old with underlying conditions. 

 

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The new numbers released Saturday by the Utah Department of Health:

  • 4,981 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • 117,804 tests performed
  • 418 COVID-19 hospitalizations
  • 49 deaths related to COVID-19
  • 2,185 cases considered “recovered”

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. 

Resources for more information: 

LOCAL: 

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 Links 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Commonly asked questions, World Health Organization 

Cases in the United States 

 

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