SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health says two more people have died from COVID-19 in the state, with another 166 positive cases reported.
As of Saturday, Utah reports 3,948 cases of COVID-19. According to health officials, the additional 166 cases represents an increase of 4% from the day before.
The two people who died are both women over the age of 60. Health officials say one lived in a long-term care facility. The other, they said, required hospitalization prior to her death. Both had “underlying medical conditions,” though health officials did not say what those were.
COVID-19 cases in Utah
State health officials estimate as many as 1,399 COVID-19 cases in Utah can now be considered “recovered.” That number represents cases from at least 21 days ago where the patient did not die.
Salt Lake County reported the highest total number of COVID-19 cases in Utah, with 2,051. Summit County, however, reported the highest number per 100,000 residents, with a rate of 846.6 per 100,000 to Salt Lake’s 177.9 per 100,000.
By Saturday, Utah reported 41 deaths attributed to COVID-19. More than half are in patients from long-term care facilities.
This story will be updated.
How To Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus
COVID-19 coronavirus spreads 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.
Utah Coronavirus Information Line – 1-800-456-7707