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New release of Utah COVID-19 stats show 8 more people have died

Nov 15, 2020, 1:06 PM | Updated: 1:10 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY — Among the latest Utah COVID-19 statistics provided by health officials on Sunday was news that 8 more Utahns have died from the virus.

Four of these Utahns were over age 85, two Utahns were between the ages of 65-84, and two Utahns included in this statistic were between the ages of 45 and 64. Two of these Utahns were residents of long-term care facilities, 5 people were hospitalized at the time of their death. One of these Utahns was not hospitalized at the time of his death.

Utah COVID-19 Trends

Utah health officials also report an increase in positive cases of 2,667.  Overall, 153,808 Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19 since the beginning of the global pandemic.

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Statistics regarding lab testing show that testing Utahns for COVID-19 is on the rise. Between Saturday and Sunday, nearly 10,500 Utahns were tested for the virus. Overall, health officials have tested more than a million people, 1,244,735, for COVID-19.

The rolling 7-day average for positive cases, a number cited by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert as an indicator of how the state is handling the virus is now 2,985 per day. That equates to a rolling 7-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests of 24.34%.

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Another indicator that Utah health officials have been eyeing is how many Utahns are hospitalized with COVID-19. On Sunday, the UDoH reported that 484 Utahns are currently hospitalized and that the total number of hospitalizations occurring in Utah since the beginning of the outbreak is 6,679. 

Please visit KSL Newsradio’s Coronavirus Tracker for a more in-depth look. 

 


How To Prevent the Spread of COVID-19Coronavirus

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.

Local resources

KSL Coronavirus Q&A

Utah’s Coronavirus Information

UtahState 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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