State asks for masks, eye protection to shore up protective equipment for COVID-19 emergency

  • Source: KPCW-FM 88.1 & 91.9
  • Published: 03/25/2020 07:56 PM

There are 346 confirmed cases statewide, up 48 from Tuesday. Summit County sits at 97 cases, while Wasatch County remains at 16 confirmed cases. With a continued, daily increase in COVID-19 cases, Utah Department of Health epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn notes that most cases have occurred in patients 25 years and older. The count is low for children under 18, and for kids who have had it, Dunn says the illness is mild and there aren’t severe cases leading to hospitalization. “That’s a good thing," Dunn said. "Children are tending to recover on their own; their own immune system is fighting off COVID-19. However, they can be very good spreaders of the disease, so we’re asking if any children are sick, parents keep them at home and especially keep them away from older adults who might be more vulnerable.”


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