COVID-19 in Utah: Decrease in new daily cases and no new deaths to report
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.
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%.
There are 595 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 8,822.
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.
Utah Coronavirus Information Line – 1-800-456-7707
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