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2,043 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Utah; 14 additional deaths

This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19. More than 900 Mayo Clinic staff members were diagnosed with Covid-19 in the Midwest over two weeks. Credit: NIAID-RML

SALT LAKE CITY — Updated statistics provided by the Utah Department of Health (UDoH) on Saturday show there are 2,043 new cases of COVID-19 in Utah and that 14 more Utahns have died from the virus.

Right now in Utah there are 573 people hospitalized due to COVID-19. In total, 8,029 Utahns have been hospitalized since the beginning of the global pandemic.

Source: https://coronavirus.utah.gov/case-counts/ (accessed Nov. 28, 2020)

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 2,575 per day.

Approximately 1,412,000 Utahns have been tested for COVID-19. The rolling 7-day average for the percent of positive laboratory tests is 21.4%.

Of the 14 new deaths reported on Saturday: 

  • Male, between 25-44, Washington County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Female, between 25-44, Weber County resident, unknown if hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 25-44, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, older than 85, Washington County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Washington County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 45-64, Weber County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death

 

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  • How To Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus
  • COVID-19 coronavirus spreads person to person, 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.
  • Wear a mask to protect yourself and others per CDC recommendations.
  • 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.