State Restricts Non-urgent Surgeries

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In order to preserve masks, gloves and other protective equipment for medical professionals assisting in the fight against COVID-19, the Utah Department of Health has announced restrictions on medical, dental, and veterinary procedures that are non-urgent.

First Death From COVID-19 Reported

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The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) and Mountainstar HCA today announced the state’s first COVID-19-related death. At the time of their death, the patient was being treated at Lakeview Hospital. The patient is a male, was older than 60 and was a resident of Davis County. He had underlying medical conditions, and was hospitalized for two days prior to his death.

Social Distancing Tips for Business

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In a letter to Utah’s business owners, Dr. Angela Dunn, the state epidemiologist, explains how to make sure employees and customers remain safe during the …

Who should be tested for coronavirus?

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Whether a person is tested depends on the level of risk. The Utah Department of Health will assess the risk of the person and consult with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to determine the need for testing on a case-by-case basis.

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.

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?

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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.

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.