COVID-19 (New Coronavirus)


Southwest Utah COVID-19 Cases (August 7, 2020):

  • Southwest Utah Residents: 3,167 total confirmed cases, including:
    • 34 new cases*
    • 2,503 total recovered* (42 new)
    • 15 currently hospitalized*
    • 25 deaths*
    • 36,824 tested as of last report received (Aug. 7)= cumulative positive test rate of 8.6%
    • Washington County: 2,473 (27 new)
    • Iron County: 555 (5 new)
    • Kane County: 60
    • Beaver County: 30 (2 new)
    • Garfield County: 49
    • Utah: 43,375 total cases, 335 deaths
  • YELLOW GUIDELINES – WASHINGTON & IRON COUNTIES :
  • DO go to work
  • DO buy groceries & essentials
  • DO pick up food from restaurants
  • DO go to healthcare appointments & the pharmacy
  • DO take care of loved ones
  • DO practice social distancing (wear a face mask when 6′ distancing not possible) when interacting in public.
  • DO take scenic drives or go outdoors to walk, run, hike, bike, hunt, fish, etc. (with social distancing)
  • DO take advantage of online & digital tools to keep in touch, shop, learn, and be entertained
  • DO continue to follow stricter guidelines if you are a high-risk individual
  • DO get 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 social groups (besides people who live in your home) larger than 50 people. Certain larger gatherings are allowed under certain conditions. Scroll down to “Events, Cultural Arts, & Entertainment” heading at this LINK
  • DON’T shake hands or share personal items
  • 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 information from reliable sources (like this website or coronavirus.utah.gov)
Utah Coronavirus Hotline (800) 456-7707

* Descriptions: New Cases: Positive test results received by our health department during the past 24 hours. Actual tests may have been performed 1-5 days earlier. Recovered: Instead of reporting recoveries as being at least 3 days symptom-free after illness, we are now matching the Utah Department of Health’s criteria, which defines recovery as at least 21 days following a positive test, excluding deaths. This will still accurately reflect the status of most of our symptomatic & asymptomatic cases. Currently Hospitalized: Accounting for admits and discharges since last report. Does not include patients who are not residents of the 5-county district. Deaths: Includes: 1) confirmed cases with a positive COVID-19 test and no alternative cause of death noted on the death certificate or reported by the Office of the Medical Examiner (OME), 2) probable cases where the death certificate lists COVID-19 disease as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death and no alternative cause of death reported by the OME, and 3) probable cases with COVID symptoms and close contact to a confirmed case and no alternative cause of death reported by the OME or the death certificate.