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

OGDEN– The Weber-Morgan Health Department is investigating a COVID-19 break out within the Lantern House, a homeless shelter in Ogden.According to a shelter official, out of 220 coronavirus tests, 48 have been identified as positive. Less than 10% of those affected are showing symptoms of the virus.Midtown Community Health Center performed screening over the course of the week followed by a major testing occasion with the state health department.Two individuals linked to the shelter have actually died this week, Lantern House Board Chairman John D. Patterson said in a statement. “While we are a homeless shelter, not a medical facility, the Weber-Morgan Health Department assisted us with resources to employ extra personnel to offer the needed care and monitoring.

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