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According to the health department, Utah reported 1,724 cases and three deaths on Saturday.
The state’s current death toll is 604. The three new deaths included a 65-84-year-old man in Washington County who was hospitalized when he died. A woman in Utah, between the ages of 45 and 64, was hospitalized after her death. A Duchesne County man between the ages of 25 and 44. His health official said that if he is hospitalized after death, it is “unknown.”
Governor Gary Herbert said on Twitter on Saturday that he met with the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, Dr. Deborah Birx and Robert Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control. Dr. (Robert Redfield), he is part of the state on a tour of the western United States and reportedly has the highest infection rate in this country.
“For some time, our data has shown that social gatherings are the main source of the spread of COVID-19. Dr. Burks and Dr. Redfield have confirmed that this pattern is nationwide.” Herbert wrote on Twitter . “Therefore, committing not to socialize with people outside the family is your best measure to stop the virus, protect our hospital capacity and save lives.”
Herbert told Utahans, “Resist the temptation to party with extended family and friends tonight, and consider holding a small party with your companions to celebrate Halloween.”
Herbert said that Redfield “confirmed that the masks are effective and people should wear them at any time near anyone who is not living at home.”
“Many people infected with COVID-19 have no symptoms and never knew they were infected with the virus. Wearing a mask is a scientific way to prevent other infections,” the governor said.
Herbert added: “The situation in Utah is still critical. We discussed targeted strategies to end the current surge in infections. We will share more as soon as possible. At the same time, we will only celebrate tonight with people who live with us. To cover up and protect extended family and friends.”
According to the health department, 317 people were hospitalized on Saturday and 318 were hospitalized on Friday.
According to data from the health department, in the past week, 18.4% of all tests were positive. Since last Friday, a total of 8,186 people have been tested.
Summit County had the largest increase in cases, with 37 on Saturday, bringing the total number of health districts to 1,495.