Utah health officials are confirming a death from West Nile Virus.
In its weekly report, the Utah Department of Health identified one death related to the mosquito-borne illness.
Nineteen cases have been reported statewide, according to the report.
In 2018, 11 residents contracted the virus and one person died. Symptoms can include headaches, joint pains and a high fever — but 70% to 80% of people who are infected develop no symptoms, health officials said.
“Less than 1% of people infected will develop a serious neurologic illness, such as meningitis,” the report states.
State health officials have said mosquitos may enjoy more habitat this year than last, thanks to an increase in precipitation.