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:
State of Utah: https://coronavirus.utah.gov/
Utah Coronavirus Information Line – 1-800-456-7707