Summit County Resident is State’s 3rd COVID-19 Case

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This third confirmed case of COVID-19 is a male patient from Summit County younger than 60. He is currently recovering at home. Prior to becoming ill, he traveled to Europe and had close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case during that travel.

Utah COVID-19 Community Task Force recommends establishment of satellite COVID-19 testing sites

SALT LAKE CITY (March 10, 2020) – Today, the Utah COVID-19 Community Task Force met and recommended that Utah’s hospital and healthcare systems immediately work to establish designated sites to screen for novel coronavirus infections, including screening options for rural Utah. The recommendation was made in close consultation with experts at the Utah Department of Health and Utah’s hospital systems, …

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox: Preparing for COVID-19

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox attends a media briefing

Just a few thoughts now that we have confirmed cases of COVID-19 here in Utah. I want to share some of the information that scientists have shared with me about why our personal actions are so important with this pandemic.

Press Conference Highlights: Dr. Angela Dunn

Following the announcement of a second confirmed case of COVID-19 in Utah, Dr. Angela Dunn, state epidemiologist, provided an update for media and the public.

Second Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Utah

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The patient resides within the Weber-Morgan health district, is older than 60, and is currently in serious, but stable, condition at Intermountain McKay Dee Hospital. Prior to becoming ill, the patient traveled extensively outside Utah and the U.S. and is believed to have been exposed to COVID-19 during those travels.

What does home isolation mean?

COVID-19 patient at home

The strategy of ‘home isolation’ will become the norm as we see additional cases, especially among those whose symptoms are not severe enough to require hospitalization. These individuals will be monitored by the state or local health departments and will be provided with detailed information on what they should do to prevent others in the home from becoming
infected.

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