Correction: This story has been updated to reflect that 4 more people have died from COVID-19 in Utah since Saturday. We previously wrote that 3 more deaths had been reported. We apologize for the error.
SALT LAKE CITY – Utah health officials confirmed another large number of new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. A message from the Utah Department of Health sent to KSL Newsradio indicated that 1,765 more people have been diagnosed with the virus and that 4 more people have died.
Among the newly reported deaths is a male between the ages of 15 and 24. Utah health officials reported he was hospitalized, but there was no further information. Two other deaths were men between the ages of 65 and 84 who hospitalized in Washington County.
A hospitalized woman in Emery County also died, she was between the ages of 45 and 64.
Utah now reports that 572 people have died of COVID-19 since the beginning of the global pandemic in March.
The increase of 1,765 positive cases over yesterday brings Utah’s total number of diagnosed positive cases to 104,882. Since Saturday, 8,702 people additional people were tested, bringing that total to 1,031,511.
The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is now 1,490, more than 3 times the daily goat set by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert in August. The rolling 7-day average for percent of positive lab tests is 16.6.
Since the beginning of the outbreak, Utah health officials report that 5,049 people have been hospitalized. Today there are 308 people hospitalized with COVID-19.
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