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.