Three more COVID-19 deaths reported in Utah brings total to 49
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.
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:
State of Utah: https://coronavirus.utah.gov/
Utah Coronavirus Information Line – 1-800-456-7707
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