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COVID-19 update: 3,692 additional positive cases, 13 more Utahns have died

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) has updated the daily COVID-19 information they provide, which today shows that 3,692 additional Utahns have tested positive for the virus. 

However, according to UDOH, approximately 1,100 of those cases would likely have been reported on Friday’s case counts but were not, due to an issue which kept UDOH servers from functioning properly.

In either case, the number of positive cases now reported by the UDOH is 231,821. Additionally, 14,616 additional Utahns have been tested for COVID-19 bringing the total number of Utahns tested for the virus to 1,565,554.

As of December 11, 2020, the estimated status of Utahns who have tested positive for COVID-19 and recovered is 231,821.

Source: coronavirus.utah.gov (accessed Dec. 12, 2020)

Other trends:

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is now 2,706 per day, and the rolling 7-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests is 25.8%.

Hospitalizations:

There are 544 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 9,351.

Source: coronavirus.utah.gov (accessed Dec. 12, 2020)

Deaths:

UDOH also reports that a total of 1,038 Utahns have died from COVID-19, which includes an additional 13 deaths over those reported yesterday. They include:

  1. Male, between 65-84, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  2. Female, between 65-84, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  3. Male, between 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  4.  Male, between 65-84, Weber County resident, long-term care facility resident
  5. Female, older than 85, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  6. Female, between 45-64, Garfield County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  7. Male, older than 85, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  8. Male, between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  9. Male, between 45-64, Uintah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  10. Male, between 65-84, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  11. Female, between 65-84, Utah County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  12. Female, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  13.  Male, older than 85, Uintah County resident, long-term care facility resident

Source: coronavirus.utah.gov (accessed Dec. 12, 2020)


How To Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus

COVID-19 coronavirus spreads person to person, 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.
  • Wear a mask to protect yourself and others per CDC recommendations.
  • 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.

Local resources

KSL Coronavirus Q&A 

Utah’s Coronavirus Information 

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 Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Commonly asked questions, World Health Organization

Cases in the United States

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