COVID-19 (New Coronavirus)
UPDATED APRIL 1, 2020
Public health agencies are closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus (COVID-19) that was first detected in China in December 2019. COVID-19 was declared a pandemic on March 11th, 2020.
(The following numbers are current within the last 24 hours. There may be a delay in the reporting of some cases between testing providers and the health department):
- Worldwide: see latest case count at who.int
- United States: see latest case counts at cdc.gov
- Utah: 1,012 cases, 7 deaths coronavirus.utah.gov
- Southwest Utah: 27 cases (6 new, 1 death, 7 recovered) + 6 visitors (non-residents)
- Washington County: 18
- Iron County: 7
- Kane County: 1
- Beaver County: 0
- Garfield County: 1
These cases include travel-related and community-spread infections. If you have traveled (international or domestic) recently, you should practice social distancing for 14 days. If you experience symptoms (including fever, cough, and shortness of breath) contact your healthcare provider to ask about testing for COVID-19. All residents are strongly encouraged to follow the social distancing and isolation recommendations in Utah’s “STAY SAFE, STAY HOME” Directives.
- DO go to work (if you can’t work from home)
- DO buy groceries & essentials (limit your trips)
- DO pick up food from restaurants
- DO go to essential healthcare appointments & the pharmacy
- DO take care of loved ones
- DO take scenic drives or go outdoors to walk, run, hike, bike, hunt, fish, etc. (only in household groups)
- DO take advantage of online & digital tools to keep in touch, shop, learn, and be entertained
- DO get your pandemic information from reliable sources (like this website or coronavirus.utah.gov)
- DO remember these measures are temporary and will help slow the spread of COVID-19 so we won’t overload our hospitals!
- DON’T gather in groups (besides people who live in your home)
- DON’T shake hands or share personal items
- DON’T travel anywhere if it’s not essential
- DON’T leave your house if you’re sick unless instructed by a healthcare provider.
- DON’T believe or spread rumors about the pandemic (most of the time they are false, exaggerated, or hurtful). Get your pandemic information from reliable sources (like this website or coronavirus.utah.gov)
Updates & News Releases
- NEW: 3/29/20: President Trump extends “Slow the Spread” guidelines until April 30
- 3/27/2020: “Stay Safe, Stay Home” (Utah’s COVID-19 directives)
- Southwest Utah Reports COVID-19-Related Death of Resident
- View Archived Updates HERE