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Health Dept.: 1,738 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Utah, up 63 since Monday

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Posted at 12:48 PM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 17:52:18-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health's latest COVID-19 counts show there are 1,738 lab-confirmed cases in Utah.

That's an increase of 63 cases in Utah since Monday's case counts were released.

So far, the Health Department has received confirmed test results for 34,647 people. About five percent of those test results were positive.

148 of the 1,738 people who tested positive for COVID-19 in Utah have required hospitalization - a hospitalization rate of about 8.5 percent.

13 people have died of COVID-19 in Utah.

In the State's daily coronavirus press conference, Gov. Gary Herbert addressed the importance of healthcare workers, as well as the impact that the pandemic is having on the economy.

"Those people on the front lines... are doing a lot of good work," Herbert said. "We are also simultaneously seeing what we can do to mitigate the economic crisis."

He urged small businesses to apply for loans.

UTAH'S COVID-19 AGE DEMOGRAPHICS

Age Range Number of Confirmed Cases
Less Than One Year OldNine Cases
1-14 Years Old34 Cases
15-25 Years Old268 Cases
25-44 Years Old696 Cases
45-64 Years Old534 Cases
65-84 Years Old191 Cases
85+ Years OldSix Cases

Gov. Gary Herbert and Dr. Angela Dunn of the Utah Department of Health

"Those people on the front lines... are doing a lot of good work," he says. @fox13 #utpol #Utah #COVID1917Ben Winslow@BenWinslow·2h"We are also simultaneously seeing what we can do to mitigate the economic crisis," @GovHerbert says. He says the health/economic crisis are "joined together." The $2.2 trillion CARES Act has $$ for small businesses, he says. @fox13 #Utah #utpol #COVID1919Ben Winslow@BenWinslow·2hHe urges small businesses to apply for loans and they will get immediate help for applying to SBA (about $10,000). More info at http://coronavirus.utah.gov. @fox13 #utpol #Utah #COVID19213Ben Winslow@BenWinslow·1h.@GovHerbert says small businesses should reach out to lenders and get PPP loan. "My call to action really to help us with economic recovery... is for every Utah business with less than 500 employees impacted by #COVID19 to apply," he says. @fox13 #utpol #Utah #COVID19