SALT LAKE CITY — The latest batch of numbers from Utah health officials show the state now has at least 10,000 positive cases of COVID-19, with the sixth day in a row of more than 200 cases.
The Utah Department of Health continues to test people that think they may have contracted the COVID-19. Here is a look at the latest data as Utah continues to move forward from the pandemic.
COVID-19 cases in Utah
State health officials report 10,202 lab-confirmed COVID-19 positive test results in Utah. According to their numbers, that’s a daily percentage increase of 2%, marking 203 new COVID-19 cases in Utah from yesterday. The state has now added more than 200 cases to its total count for the last six days in a row.
Testing for coronavirus
So far, the state reports clinics and hospitals have performed 221,791 tests for coronavirus. This is an increase of 3,679 tests from the day before. 4.6% of the total people tested are positive. Some feel symptomatic where others feel no symptoms at all.
The health department is reporting there are 12 new hospitalizations since yesterday, making it a total of 801 hospitalized cases. 108 positive COVID-19 cases currently hospitalized.
There are 113 total deaths, but there is one new death to report. However, the numbers stay the same because a previously reported case turned out to be someone from another state. That person was removed from Utah’s totals.
The new death for today is a male from Salt Lake County. He was between the ages of 60-85, and was a patient at a local hospital at the time of his death.
The Utah Department of Health is reporting 6,319 of the cases are considered “recovered”. In order to be considered recovered a patient need to have a diagnosis more than 3 weeks old, that has not passed away.
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