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0000017b-652b-d50a-a3ff-f7efb02e0000KPCW's COVID-19 news coverage for Summit County and Wasatch County, Utah. 0000017b-652b-d50a-a3ff-f7efb02f0000You can also visit the Utah Department of Health, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization websites for additional information.

Utah's First COVID-19 Death Reported Sunday

The Utah Department of Health announced Sunday the first COVID-19 death in Utah. 

The patient is a man over the age of 60. He was a resident of Davis County and was being treated at Lakeview Hosptial.  

According to Lakeview Hospital CEO Troy Wood, the patient tested positive for COVID-19 Saturday.  Wood said "The family followed the proper steps by calling the hospital prior to arrival to inform us of the patient's possible COVID-19 diagnosis.  Lakeview staff met the patient in the parking lot in full protective gear and escorted the patient inside, limiting possible exposure."

The Utah Department of Health strongly encourages all Utah residents to follow the recommendations made in its recent Public Health Order. Specifically:

• Any individual who exhibits any symptom of illness consistent with COVID-19 should withdraw from or be excluded from any physical social event or gathering.

• Avoid social gatherings or events of more than 10 people.

• If an individual has tested positive for COVID-19, each member of the individual’s household should self-isolate.

• Anyone over the age of 60 or who is immunocompromised should avoid contact with any other individual except to receive critical assistance.

• Everyone should avoid discretionary travel, gymnasiums, shopping trips (other than shopping for food and other essentials), and social visits.

 

Renai Bodley Miller became General Manager of KPCW in June, 2017. Previously, she was a reporter at KPCW. Renai is a 25 year veteran of the television news business. She was a news producer in Roanoke, VA, Richmond, VA, Miami, FL, and Washington, DC before moving to Utah in 1996 to be the Executive Producer at KSTU Fox 13. In 1999, she was promoted to Vice President/News Director. Under Renai’s tenure, Fox 13 expanded its news coverage from 2.5 hours to 10 hours of news a day. She retired in July, 2015, to enjoy her new home in Park City; but she couldn’t stay out of a newsroom for long. Less than a month later she signed on with KPCW as a reporter, and less than two years later she was promoted to General Manager when Larry Warren retired.
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