SALT LAKE CITY — On Sunday, Utah health officials reported the second highest number of additional cases of COVID-19 since they began reporting these numbers.
The additional 1,393 cases reported by the Utah Department of Health today bring the state’s total to 77,618 positive cases. The rolling 7-day average of positive cases is up to 998.
The rolling 7-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests is now 13.7%.
The latest information from the Utah Department of Health also includes a report that two more people have died due to COVID-19. Both of these people resided in Washington County; one, a woman between the ages of 65-84 who died in a long-term care facility and the other, a male between the ages of 65-84 who was hospitalized at the time of his death.
To date, 478 people in Utah have died from COVID-19 complications.
Utah’s highest reporting date was September 25, when health officials reported 1,411 new positive cases of COVID-19. There have been more than one thousand new cases reported each day since October 1.
You can take a deeper look at Utah’s COVID-19 numbers with KSL Newsradio’s coronavirus tracker.
How To Prevent the Spread of COVID-19Coronavirus
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.
Utah Coronavirus Information Line – 1-800-456-7707