COVID-19 in Utah: Sunday update, 1,722 additional cases
SALT LAKE CITY — The number of Utahns newly diagnosed with COVID-19 is 1,722 according to the Utah Department of Health, which provides daily updates.
That number is lower than the update provided on Saturday when health officials reported 2,043 new cases of COVID-19 among Utahns.
Additionally, there have been 192,087 positive cases of COVID-19 reported among Utahns since the beginning of the global pandemic.
Other trends: COVID-19 in Utah
Health officials reported that five more Utahns have died from COVID-19 in Utah. The total number of Utahns who have died from the disease now numbers 868.
Three of the additional deaths reported on Sunday occurred in Utah County. Additionally, all were men between the ages of 65-85, and they were each hospitalized at the time of their deaths.
One woman in Weber County was among those reported deceased by Utah health officials on Sunday. She was between the ages of 65-84 and was hospitalized at the time of her death.
Finally, one of the recent deaths occurred in Salt Lake County. He was older than age 85 and a resident of a long-term care facility.
Other COVID-19 news from the Associated Press
- The nation’s top infectious disease expert said Sunday that the U.S. may see “surge upon a surge” of the coronavirus in the weeks after Thanksgiving. Dr. Anthony Fauci said he does not expect current recommendations around social distancing to be relaxed before Christmas.
- Britain said Sunday it has secured 2 million more doses of a promising coronavirus vaccine developed by U.S. firm Moderna as it gears up to launch within days the country’s most ambitious inoculation program in decades.
- France’s highest administrative court has ordered a rethink of a 30-person attendance limit for religious services put in place by the government to slow down the spread of coronavirus. The measure took effect this weekend as France relaxes some virus restrictions, but it faced opposition by places of worship and the faithful for being arbitrary and unreasonable.
- President-elect Joe Biden has selected Navajo Department of Health Executive Director, Dr. Jill Jim, to serve on the Biden-Harris COVID-19 Advisory Board. Dr. Jim is a member of the Navajo Nation and has served as a cabinet member for the Nation’s Nez-Lizer Administration.
The U.S. county map shown below reports the 7-day rolling average for reported COVID-19 new cases per capita. This map will update automatically each day. Source: Johns Hopkins University.
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.
Utah Coronavirus Information Line – 1-800-456-7707
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