48 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ogden homeless shelter; 2 deaths being investigated – KSL.com

OGDEN– The Weber-Morgan Health Department is examining a COVID-19 break out within the Lantern House, a homeless shelter in Ogden.
According to a shelter authorities, out of 220 coronavirus tests, 48 have been recognized as favorable. Less than 10% of those impacted are showing symptoms of the virus.
Midtown Community Health Center carried out screening over the course of the week followed by a full-blown testing occasion with the state health department.
2 individuals linked to the shelter have died today, Lantern House Board Chairman John D. Patterson said in a statement. One was a senior male citizen and the other was a single mom with a kid remaining at the shelter. Both victims were verified positive for COVID-19 however the cause of death stays under examination. The child has been placed with the near relative.
” The Lantern House staff will be carefully monitoring each of these individuals during their time in quarantine,” Patterson stated. “While we are a homeless shelter, not a medical center, the Weber-Morgan Health Department assisted us with resources to employ additional personnel to offer the needed care and tracking.”
Patterson said neighborhood members have actually been assisting to house those who have checked negative.

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