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Summit County has two extra instances of COVID-19 — and each of them are out-of-state guests that don’t depend towards the state’s whole. However with the addition Friday of a affected person recognized in Salt Lake County, Utah has six confirmed instances.
The Summit County sufferers are each males between the ages of 18 and 60, the Summit County Health Department reported Friday. They got here to Summit County from out of state, however not collectively.
The lads exhibited delicate signs of the illness attributable to the coronavirus. Past that, the county received’t say the rest about them, citing affected person privateness issues.
Summit County reported its first case, a resident male between 18 and 60, on Wednesday. It later reported a second case, an out-of-state customer, additionally a male between 18 and 60. Each have delicate signs, and are self-isolating.
The newest affected person added to the state whole traveled to New York not too long ago, state well being officers mentioned Friday at a information convention.
The state lab is as much as processing 82 exams a day now, they mentioned. 300 exams have now been accomplished there; that doesn’t embody testing being achieved at personal labs.
Summit County well being officers are working to trace anybody who could have been involved with the 2 new customer sufferers. These contacts will probably be monitored by public well being professionals for signs associated to COVID-19: fever, cough and shortness of breath.
Utah’s official instances embody Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, whose analysis shocked the sports activities world and prompted the suspension of the Nationwide Basketball Affiliation’s season Wednesday, and his teammate Donovan Mitchell.
Beginning Monday, the Summit County Well being Division will solely make weekly bulletins of confirmed instances, each Tuesday earlier than midday Mountain time.