Utah County Attorney David Leavitt Tests Positive For COVID-19
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah County Attorney David Leavitt said he has tested positive for COVID-19.
“Last Thursday, I came down with fevers, muscle aches, fatigue like I have never experienced,” Leavitt said in a statement sent to KSL TV. “My chest tightened and I’m struggling to regain my health. I went to be tested I learned earlier this evening that I am positive for COVID-19. I think this is (the) all-time sickest I have been in my life.”
State officials said there were 1,246 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Utah as of Friday afternoon. Seven people have died from the coronavirus and over 24,000 people have been tested.
“I have a lot of sympathy for those who may be fighting this virus and their families,” Leavitt said. “I also hope that we will remember our first responders, medical personal, and those fighting this pandemic. They are the true heroes. They are the ones at risk. Let’s not overwhelm the system and follow the guidelines to flatten the curve.”
See the latest numbers and updates from the Utah Coronavirus Task Force here.
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How Do I Prevent It?
The CDC has some simple recommendations, most of which are the same for preventing other respiratory illnesses or the flu:
- Avoid close contact with people who may be sick
- Avoid touching your face
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. Always wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
How To Get Help
If you’re worried you may have COVID-19, you can contact the Utah Coronavirus Information Line at 1-800-456-7707 to speak to trained healthcare professionals. You can also use telehealth services through your healthcare providers.
If you see evidence of PRICE GOUGING, the Utah Attorney General’s Office wants you to report it. Common items in question include toilet paper, water, hand sanitizer, certain household cleaners, and even cold medicine and baby formula. Authorities are asking anyone who sees price gouging to report it to the Utah Division of Consumer Protection at 801-530-6601 or 800-721-7233. The division can also be reached by email at email@example.com.
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