Coronavirus: Utah responds to the pandemic


Ruby Van Wagenen, 11, is held by her mother as she is tested for COVID-19 by medical assistant Nicole Paepke at Utah Valley Hospital in Provo on Friday, May 8, 2020. In an effort to help address COVID-19 hot spots that have been identified in Utah County, the Intermountain Healthcare Coronavirus Mobile Testing Unit provided testing to area residents.

Ruby Van Wagenen, 11, is held by her mother as she is tested for COVID-19 by medical assistant Nicole Paepke at Utah Valley Hospital in Provo on Friday, May 8, 2020. In an effort to help address COVID-19 hot spots that have been identified in Utah County, the Intermountain Healthcare Coronavirus Mobile Testing Unit provided testing to area residents. | Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Utah has seen 173,979 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 787 total deaths as of Saturday, according to the Utah Department of Health. That’s an increase of 3,395 cases from Friday. Fourteen new deaths were reported.

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has ordered a statewide mask mandate as well as halts on extracurricular activities and casual social gatherings among those of different households as skyrocketing COVID-19 cases are straining hospitals.

Here are the latest numbers.

Total number of COVID-19 cases: 173,979

Total reported people tested: 1,315,034

Total COVID-19 hospitalizations: 7,458

Current COVID-19 hospitalizations: 551

Total COVID-19 deaths: 787

Single-day high for reported cases: 4,588 (Nov. 20)

Single-day high for reported deaths: 18 (Nov. 19)

Recently

Utahns can anticipate a “June or July time frame” for COVID-19 vaccines, a health official said Wednesday. Dosages will be available first for high-priority groups such as hospital staff

Utah health officials confirmed a record 503 current coronavirus hospitalizations on Monday. Hospitalizations since the pandemic began totaled 6,859.

Worldwide

Globally, the novel coronavirus pandemic has now infected 57,274,018 and killed 1,368,000 people as of Saturday, according to the World Health Organization.

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