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Utah sees a new daily record of 546 COVID-19 cases

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The Utah Department of Health reported an increase of  546 COVID-19 cases Saturday — which is a new record for reported cases in a single day, overcoming Friday’s record-breaking tally. The department has also reported one new death.

The new death brings the total to 121 COVID-19 deaths in Utah so far. The person who died was a male Weber County long-term facility resident who was older than 85 years old. 

Total hospitalizations have reached 890 cases, which is 20 more than Friday. There are 116 positive COVID-19 cases currently hospitalized.

There have been 235,149 people tested for the virus and 6,939 cases considered to be 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