Coronavirus: Utah responds to the pandemic

Loretta Muller and Chris Larsen with University Healthcare conduct COVID-19 testing at the U. Wellness Bus at the Central Park Community Center in South Salt Lake on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. | Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

Sens. Mitt Romney and Mike Lee, Rep. Ben McAdams and Gov. Gary Herbert have been key figures as the Beehive State responds to COVID-19

Utah Department of Health
The coronavirus count in Utah as of Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020.

Utah has seen 65,044 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 443 total deaths as of Tuesday, according to the Utah Department of Health. That’s an increase of 650 cases from Monday. Two new deaths were reported.

Utah saw a new single-day high on Friday when 1,117 new cases were reported.

Total number of COVID-19 cases: 65,044

Total reported people tested: 768,959

Total COVID-19 hospitalizations: 3,550

Total COVID-19 deaths: 443

Single-day high for reported cases: 1,117 (Sept. 18)

Single-day high for reported deaths: 10 (July 14 and 22)

Worldwide, the novel coronavirus pandemic has now infected 31,174,627 and killed 962,613 people as of Tuesday, according to the World Health Organization.

The respiratory illness is especially hard on those who are elderly, immune-compromised or who have chronic health conditions. Children are not severely ill with COVID-19, as the resulting illness is called, unless they have an underlying condition, but they can transmit the illness.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is one of many government agencies providing extensive resources and advice on managing this coronavirus.

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Source:: Deseret News – Utah News


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