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UDOH reports 3,648 vaccines administered and 2,408 new COVID-19 cases

Dec 19, 2020, 1:05 PM | Updated: 1:44 pm
UDOH reports 3,648 vaccines have been administered and 2,408 new cases...
FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 file photo, a registered nurse prepares a syringe with the first round of the Pfizer COVID vaccination in Ridgeland, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

SALT LAKE CITY — On Saturday, The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) updated their daily totals reflecting COVID-19 cases, and have added a new category — vaccine distribution.

Today’s reports show that 2,408 more Utahns have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and that 8 more Utahns have died from the virus.

By December 18, 2020, UDOH estimates that nearly 191,000 Utahns have recovered from the virus.

The report also indicates that 3,648 vaccines have been administered. 

To date, there have been 1,633,896 people tested for COVID-19 in Utah. 

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The rolling 7-day average for the percent of positive laboratory tests is 22.1%.
There are currently 599 people hospitalized with COVID-19.

Vaccine distribution in Utah

Today, the state of Utah is in Phase 1 of vaccine distribution, meaning that priority for vaccine dosage goes to healthcare workers in the hospitals serving the most numbers of COVID-19 patients.

This corresponds to the state’s anticipated vaccine distribution timeline. By late December and into January 2021, Utah officials plan to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to most remaining healthcare workers, school staff, first responders, public healthcare workers, Tribal emergency medical service workers and Tribal public health workers.

To date, the Utah Department of Health reports that 3,648 vaccines have been administered.


How To Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus

  

 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. 

Resources for more information: 

LOCAL: 

State of Utah:  https://coronavirus.utah.gov/ 

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 Links 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Commonly asked questions, World Health Organization 

Cases in the United States 

 

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