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Utah’s number of deaths from COVID-19 jumps to 8

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 28: Personal protective equipment (PPE) awaits health workers at a drive-thru testing center for coronavirus at Lehman College on March 28, 2020 in the Bronx, New York City. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah health officials say 1,428 people in the state have tested positive so far for COVID-19 or coronavirus, with a total of eight deaths to date.

That’s according to the latest numbers released by the Utah Department of Health on Saturday.

According to health department numbers, that’s an increase of 182 new cases from Friday. Of the 1,428 positive test results, 117 required hospitalization to date.

There was no immediate word on the patient who died, including any information about where they live or their age or health conditions.

This story will be updated.

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.

Local resources

State of Utah:

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