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Ben McAdams discharged from hospital after battle with coronavirus

Mar 28, 2020, 4:06 PM | Updated: 4:28 pm

Ben McAdams discharged from hospital after battle with coronavirus...

Rep. Ben McAdams was concerned about a rule that could've delayed stimulus checks for seniors. (FILE PHOTO)

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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.”

 

Update:

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.

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: 

 

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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Ben McAdams discharged from hospital after battle with coronavirus