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Utah reports eight new deaths related to COVID-19 and 760 new cases

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JULY 08: A healthcare worker test a patient at the COVID-19 drive-thru testing site at the Duke Energy for the Arts Mahaffey Theater on July 8, 2020 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Octavio Jones/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health reports new COVID-19 numbers on Saturday that shows 760 new cases and eight new deaths.  

They said in a report, the number of lab tests that have been conducted has seen an increase of 8,434 since yesterday making the number of total tests conducted in Utah 456,240. 

The report also says, there are 185 people with COVID-19 that are currently hospitalized making the number of people who have been hospitalized since the beginning of the outbreak 2,014. 

Three of the new eight COVID-19 deaths were above the age of 85, another three were between the ages of 65-84, and two were between the ages of 45-64. 

20,421 of our cases in Utah are considered “recovered.” 

     

  

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