Ben McAdams discharged from hospital after battle with coronavirus
SALT LAKE CITY — Congressman Ben McAdams was discharged from the hospital where he was being treated for coronavirus on Saturday.
McAdams said he is feeling relatively better after getting treatment fro the past week for COVID-19.
“I’m grateful for the excellent care I arrived from hospital staff,” he said.
He will remain quarantined even from his family as he continues his recovery.
He said, “I look forward to continuing my recovery at home as I remain quarantined, including from my family, and gradually getting back to my normal routine as my health improves.”
McAdams shared a video on his twitter following his discharge from the hospital where he was being treated.
He thanked everyone for their thoughts and prayers and urged everyone to take this seriously.
“Please take the advice of the CDC very seriously, follow all of the guidelines,” he said.
Today my doctors are releasing me from the hospital to continue my recovery at home. I'm grateful to the staff at the @UofUHealth. I urge everyone to take the threats of #coronavirus seriously- follow @CDCgov and public health guidelines. We will get through this. #utpol #covid19 pic.twitter.com/s7YYqvWlMU
— Rep. Ben McAdams (@RepBenMcAdams) March 28, 2020
This is a developing story
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:
State of Utah: https://coronavirus.utah.gov/
Utah Coronavirus Information Line – 1-800-456-7707
Today’s Top Stories
- Victim in fatal auto pedestrian crash was 11 years old, investigation continues
- Utah Air National Guard Airman dies during routine deployment
- Former American Fork soccer coach arrested on charges of child sexual abuse
- Utah County man pleads guilty to death of West Jordan teenager
- Hidden cameras found in restrooms in U of U Student Life Center, suspect in custody
- Two people hurt in auto-pedestrian collision in Orem
- Man arrested in relation to Provo Towne Center Mall bomb threat
- Utah’s Coordinated Action Plan for Water released this week
- Officer-involved shooting causes delays on I-15 in Davis County
- Genealogy research now tax deductible for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints