COVID-19 is spreading rapidly throughout Utah. Hospitalizations and ICUs are nearing capacity and healthcare providers will be unable to care for Utahns in the coming days if this surge continues. We must take action now to protect our hospitals and healthcare workers and to avoid further devastation on our families, communities, and businesses.Intermountain conducts mobile COVID-19 testing throughout Utah and Idaho. This helps increase access for underserved populations and while maintaining the stay home, stay safe percentage. The mobile unit will also be used in hotspot areas of increased COVID-19 positive tests and where increased testing is needed.
A communication from the health department was sent to 53 private hospitals treating COVID-19 cases in the state to make provisions for more beds to accommodate coronavirus patients.