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Utah reports more than 3,000 recovered from COVID-19 in latest numbers

May 10, 2020, 10:45 AM

Utah COVID-19 cases...

This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19. isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. Credit: NIAID-RML

SALT LAKE CITY — The latest numbers from the Utah Department of Health show an estimated 3,033 cases of COVID-19 can be considered “recovered” in the state. 

Utah health officials reported an increase of 148 cases of COVID-19 since yesterday for a total of 6,251 overall. 512 cases have been serious enough to require hospitalization. 

The state reported one new death since yesterday for a total of 67. The latest patient who died was a Salt Lake County resident over the age of 60.


How To Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus

COVID-19 coronavirus spreads 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

KSL Coronavirus Q&A 

Utah’s Coronavirus Information 

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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