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Utah COVID-19 death toll rises to 25 adding two more deaths
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Utah COVID-19 death toll rises to 25 adding two more deaths

SALT LAKE CITY — Health officials report two more deaths from coronavirus Saturday morning making the Utah COVID-19 death toll rise to 25.

The Utah Department of Health Director of Communications Charla Haley reported that one of the deaths is a female Utah County resident, older than 60 that died while hospitalized. It is unknown at this time if she had any underlying medical conditions. The other is a male Salt Lake County resident who is over 60 years old but it is unknown if he was hospitalized or had any other underlying medical conditions.

Utah COVID-19 Current Numbers as of April, 18

According to new numbers released Saturday by the Utah Department of Health, Utah now has:

  • 2931 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • 59,944 tests performed
  • 251 COVID-19 hospitalizations
  • 25 deaths related to COVID-19

 

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