Six more Utahns die of COVID-19, while case count continues to slow – Salt Lake Tribune

As of Saturday, the state considers 28,747 individuals “recovered,” which, by health experts meaning, suggests they are still alive at least 3 weeks from being diagnosed with the disease.

Tribune news editor Dan Harrie added to this report.

Dr. Angela Dunn, state epidemiologist, stated on social media Friday night that its up to moms and dads to make these hard options. When it comes to her, she stated she is sending her kid to school and “my young child has been in daycare throughout the pandemic. But this is a personal decision– I trust the prevention steps in place at the school, I do not live with anyone at high danger for severe disease. Threat still exists.”

The 6th death was a San Juan County lady, 65-84, who was hospitalized.

Six more Utahns have actually died from COVID-19 and another 506 have checked favorable for the infection, the Utah Department of Health reported Saturday.

She encouraged all Utahns to “identify the risk level we are prepared to accept as individuals. My whole family wears masks in physical and public distances. We dont have supper with buddies, have not gone to a dining establishment, no kid play dates.”

Three of individuals who passed away were from Salt Lake County. They include a woman, older than 85 and a man between 65-84– both were homeowners in long-term care centers. The 3rd was male, older than 85, who was hospitalized.

Three of the people who died were from Salt Lake County. She encouraged all Utahns to “figure out the threat level we are willing to accept as people.

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Up until now, 533,260 people in Utah have been evaluated for the coronavirus, a boost of 4,350 individuals from Friday, UDOH authorities reported.

There currently are 210 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19, with 35 brand-new clients but the running total of current hospitalizations had actually dipped somewhat from a reported 213 on Friday. Total hospitalizations given that the beginning of the break out are 2,412.

This is a personal choice – I rely on the prevention steps in place at the school, I do not live with anybody at high danger for severe illness. Risk still exists.

Two males from Utah County likewise were among the reported deaths. One was between 65-85 and residing in a longer-term care facility; the other was between 45-64 and was hospitalized at the time of his death.

In all 310 Utahns have actually passed away from the coronavirus.

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