HEALTH

Utah surpasses 10,000 cases of COVID-19; 6th day in a row of 200+

Jun 2, 2020, 2:22 PM
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SALT LAKE CITY — The latest batch of numbers from Utah health officials show the state now has at least 10,000 positive cases of COVID-19, with the sixth day in a row of more than 200 cases. 

The Utah Department of Health continues to test people that think they may have contracted the COVID-19. Here is a look at the latest data as Utah continues to move forward from the pandemic. 

COVID-19 cases in Utah

State health officials report 10,202 lab-confirmed COVID-19 positive test results in Utah. According to their numbers, that’s a daily percentage increase of 2%, marking 203 new COVID-19 cases in Utah from yesterday. The state has now added more than 200 cases to its total count for the last six days in a row.  

Testing for coronavirus

So far, the state reports clinics and hospitals have performed 221,791 tests for coronavirus. This is an increase of 3,679 tests from the day before. 4.6% of the total people tested are positive. Some feel symptomatic where others feel no symptoms at all.

Hospitalizations 

The health department is reporting there are 12 new hospitalizations since yesterday, making it a total of 801 hospitalized cases. 108 positive COVID-19 cases currently hospitalized.

Deaths

There are 113 total deaths, but there is one new death to report. However, the numbers stay the same because a previously reported case turned out to be someone from another state. That person was removed from Utah’s totals. 

The new death for today is a male from Salt Lake County. He was between the ages of 60-85, and was a patient at a local hospital at the time of his death.

Recoveries

The Utah Department of Health is reporting 6,319 of the cases are considered “recovered”.  In order to be considered recovered a patient need to have a diagnosis more than 3 weeks old, that has not passed away. 


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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