HEALTH

COVID-19 in Utah: Decrease in new daily cases and no new deaths to report

Dec 6, 2020, 2:32 PM | Updated: 3:24 pm

SALT LAKE CITY — There was a decrease in the number of newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Utah this weekend, according to the Utah Department of Health.

New numbers and trends provided to KSL Newsradio show that by Saturday, 2,563 more people had been positively diagnosed with COVID-19. The day before, 3,674 people were positively diagnosed with COVID-19.

However, there was a significant decrease in the number of new lab tests reported by Saturday; 9,540 people were tested at last count, the day before that number was 14,838.

Other trends

On Sunday the Utah Department of Health reported that the rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 3,077 per day, and the rolling 7-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests is 26.6%.

Hospitalizations

There are 595 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 8,822.

 

Deaths

Utah health officials reported that 939 Utahns have died from COVID-19, which is the same number they reported on Saturday. 


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.

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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COVID-19 in Utah: Decrease in new daily cases and no new deaths to report