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298 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Utah; 5,823 people tested

Posted: 1:15 PM, Mar 24, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-24 17:06:39-04
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SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health reports there are 298 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of March 24.

Health officials have tested 5,823 people in Utah so far.

The number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Utah remains at one.

Dr. Angela Dunn, Utah State Epidemiologist, said up to 2,600 COVID-19 tests are administered each day in Utah. Anyone with symptoms of coughing, fever and shortness of breath can be tested, as long as they have also consulted with a medical provider.

Those who seek a COVID-19 test will be assessed on-site by a medical provider who will make the final decision on whether or not to test the person.

Earlier Tuesday, the State of Utah issued a restriction on non-urgent medical procedures to preserve the state's shrinking supplies of masks, gloves, and other protective equipment.

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