CUPHD Confirms First COVID-19 Cases in Sanpete County

CUPHD Confirms First COVID-19 Cases in Sanpete County

Richfield, UT April 18, 2020 – The Central Utah Public Health Department (CUPHD) has confirmed the first positive cases of COVID-19 in Sanpete County. Three cases have been confirmed in the county, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Central Utah Health District to fifteen.
Two of the individuals are between the ages of 40-60, while the other is between the ages of 18-25. All three individuals are currently recovering at home in Sanpete County. These cases were contracted from exposure to an individual within the Central Utah Health District who was later confirmed to have COVID-19. “While we were able to identify the point of exposure for these cases, these cases highlight the active nature of COVID-19 within our health district. As cases continue to increase, it is essential that our communities remain vigilant in their efforts to practice proper social distancing, take protective measures when in contact with others, and to stay home when sick.” said Nate Selin, CUPHD’s Health Officer.

19 Comments

  1. Avatar Teri Morris on April 19, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    I just wished you could tell us what city not just county. It could be more helpful to all of us.

    • CUPHD CUPHD on April 20, 2020 at 10:39 am

      We understand your concerns. However, due to privacy of the individual, no further information will be released at this time. CUPHD is tracing the patient’s contacts to determine other potential exposures, and will instruct any possible exposures to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days. CUPHD will monitor exposed individuals daily for any symptoms of COVID-19.

      • Avatar Pat on April 22, 2020 at 1:14 pm

        You need to make sure they are quarantined. They are not.

    • Avatar Pat on April 22, 2020 at 1:10 pm

      Heard it’s centerfield. They need to self quarantine.

  2. Avatar Debbie Larsen on April 19, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    What towns in sanpete county have the virus, could you let us know,

  3. Avatar Georgiana Rundgren on April 20, 2020 at 10:48 am

    Yes, telling us which city doesn’t violate any HIPAA laws.

  4. Avatar Stacia on April 20, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    There are areas where those who have tested positive (even those already recovered) have received death threats, hence the reason we only will know what county current positive cases are located. Best way to proceed is to assume you may have been exposed, wash hands, use disinfectant, mask if you can and keep your circle you visit with in person very small.

  5. Avatar Jennifer on April 22, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    Why aren’t you people telling us the actual county numbers? This is not right !!!!! Update your website with a list of county numbers! We have every right to know and to have this information available! Please seriously Fix it!!!!!!

    • CUPHD CUPHD on April 22, 2020 at 3:29 pm

      Test numbers have been updated each day at https://centralutahpublichealth.org/. Feel free to contact us if you have further questions.

      • Avatar Jennifer on April 23, 2020 at 8:02 am

        I’m looking and not finding where to see these daily updated test numbers. . Went to the link you replied with and still not seeing it. Can you be more specific please? Where do we click to find them?

  6. Avatar Pat on April 22, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    We have reason to believe the positive cases in Sanpete are not self quarantining. How do we protect ourselves from them? Testing positive is not your fault. But if you do not quarantine and infect me, that is your fault.

    • Avatar AJ on April 26, 2020 at 9:36 pm

      What reasons or more specifically proof do you have to believe that the people/person who have tested positive are not self quarantining?

  7. Avatar Pat on April 22, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    Gunnison market, dollar store, hardware stores, gas station stores all need to require masks before entering. We had people at grocery store without masks and difficulty staying 6 ft away.

    • Avatar Melinda on April 22, 2020 at 10:56 pm

      I feel the same way here in Richfield when it comes to self quarantine it seems like no one is really doing it here. Everything is still just as busy as it was before the virus. I work at the grocery store and we are required to wear masks and keep everything sanitized but the public isnt making it easy or wearing masks themselves. I think something more needs to be done.

  8. Avatar Pat on April 22, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    Today it’s 20 cases.

  9. Avatar Lisa Crosland on April 25, 2020 at 7:20 am

    Thank you for this site. It is very helpful. Thank you for all you are doing to keep our communities safe.

  10. Avatar Jim Berlin on June 15, 2020 at 7:25 am

    How does one read the case chart for the different counties? For instance today the chart lists 21 possitve cases and 10 cases of folks that have recovered. Does that me there are 11 active cases? The chart is a little difficult to decipher.
    Thanks for clearifing this and for all you do.

  11. Avatar Linda Nielsen on July 14, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    That is nonsense. If we know what city it is in how would that disclosed who it is? There’s three thousand people in Manti. If we knew there were two cases of Manti and they were quarantined how would we know who they were. You have a responsibility to let people know what cities are being affected. There are many public places within each city limits such as grocery stores. We have a right to know which cities are being affected by the covid-19

  12. Avatar Linda Nielsen on July 14, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    If you have proof that masks work then Mask should be mandated. To protect rest of the community. And mandate quarantine

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