SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) -Utah has 1,675 cases of coronavirus and over 33,394 people that were tested, as of Monday, April 6th
MONDAY APRIL 06 PRESS CONFERENCE (1:30 PM START):
Last week the state began releasing hospitalizations**. According to the data, as of Monday, April 06, over 138 people have been hospitalized with the virus. The state also released demographics.
In Utah it appears most cases are in the 25-44 age group, according to the data shared.
As of April 06, a total of 33, 394* people have been tested for COVID-19 by public labs in the state. The state announced on last week it had increased its testing capacity to about 4,400 people a day.
Last week, Gov. Gary Herbert announced a partnership with Silicon Slopes Serves called the #TestUtahChallenge to double the state’s COVID-19 daily testing ability.
State Epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn announced the state has set up a donation process for personal protective equipment.
“It is important to know that we’re not in need or accepting handmade items at this point. We really need surgical grade gowns, gloves, face shields, N95 masks and surgical masks.”
“We’re also asking that all health professionals and allied health professionals stop non-essential use of personal protective equipment, so that we do have supply for our health care workers in the event that we get a surge of patients for COVID-19 here in Utah.
Most of the state’s cases are in Salt Lake, Summit and Davis Counties.
As far as the state is concerned two weeks ago, Governor Herbert asked all Utahns to “Stay safe” and “Stay home” in a new directive that will last through April 13.
The governor is being urged to issue a stricter stay at home order.
A new program called “One Utah Child Care” was announced Monday by Utah’s Child Care Task Force to help meet the needs of essential employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program connects employees with child care providers who have been prepared to meet the need.
Latest COVID-19 Numbers Confirmed By The Utah Department of Health:
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*The actual number of people tested for COVID-19 in Utah is considerably higher than the numbers in this report because some large private laboratories are not yet reporting negative results to public health.
**Hospitalizations in this table represent the total number of cases that have been admitted to hospitals. This count does not represent the number of COVID-19 cases currently in the hospital. Hospitalization data is collected from patient interviews and medical chart abstractions by Local Health Departments (LHDs). While UDOH and LHDs capture most hospitalizations through provider reporting, some patients may be hospitalized after the case was investigated by an LHD and therefore not included in this count.
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