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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Health Officials Announce First Case of COVID-19 in Utah

Governor Herbert Announces First Covid-19 Case

The Utah Department of Health, Davis County Health Department, and the COVID-19 Community Task Force confirmed the first known case of COVID-19 in Utah. The patient is believed to have been exposed to COVID-19 while on a recent cruise aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship.

Governor declares state of emergency

“Our number one focus is preparing for the arrival of novel coronavirus,” Gov. Gary R. Herbert said. “Issuing this declaration now allows us to take additional proactive steps that will make a big difference in how effectively we can respond.”