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.


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.


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.


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