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 has seen 55,359 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 424 total deaths as of Tuesday, according to the Utah Department of Health. That’s an increase of 326 cases from Monday. One new death was reported.

Total number of COVID-19 cases: 55,359

Total reported people tested: 695,347

Total COVID-19 hospitalizations: 3,242

Total COVID-19 deaths: 424

Single-day high for reported cases: 954 (July 16)

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

Worldwide, the novel coronavirus pandemic has now infected 27,032,617 and killed 881,464 people as of Monday, 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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