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Summit County confirms two more coronavirus cases

Mar 13, 2020, 11:55 AM | Updated: 12:07 pm

FILE: (Summit County Health Department)

(Summit County Health Department)

SUMMIT COUNTY — The Summit County Health Department confirmed its third and fourth COVID-19 cases Friday. Both patients are adult males younger than 60 years old and are visitors from out of state.

Both males showed mild symptoms. No further information was released regarding the two individuals in compliance with patient privacy rules under the HIPAA law.

The health department reports it is working to identify and contact anyone who may have been in close contact with the two patients, according to a statement. The two males will be closely monitored by public health professionals for worsening symptoms.

The county previously reported two other cases of the coronavirus, including one resident and an out-of-state visitor — both adult males younger than 60. Both patients are self-isolating at undisclosed locations with mild symptoms.

There is currently no vaccine or treatment available for COVID-19, according to the Summit County Health Department. The Utah Department of Health recommends getting vaccinated for the flu while taking everyday preventative actions to stop the spread of germs.

These actions include washing hands, covering coughs and sneezes and staying home when sick. All non-essential travel to areas experiencing COVID-19 outbreak is discouraged.

Beginning Monday, the Summit County Health Department said it will limit confirmed case announcements to weekly updates released every Tuesday.

 

How To Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus 

COVID-19 coronavirus is transmitted from person to person. It is a virus that is similar to the common cold and the flu. So, to prevent it from spreading: 

  • Wash hands frequently and thoroughly, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds.  
  • Don’t touch your face. 
  • Keep children and those with compromised immune systems away from someone who is coughing or sneezing (in this instance, at least six feet) 
  • If there is an outbreak near you, practice social distancing (stay at home, instead of going to the movies, sports events, or other activities.) 
  • Get a flu shot. 

Resources for more information: 

 

LOCAL: 

State of Utah:  https://coronavirus.utah.gov/ 

Utah State Board of Education 

Utah Hospital Association 

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 

Utah Coronavirus Information Line – 1-800-456-7707 

National Links 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Commonly asked questions, World Health Organization 

Cases in the United States 

 

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