MURRAY, Utah — The Intermountain Healthcare community is mourning the loss of one of its employees, who died from COVID-19 complications.
"She was a beloved team member (not involved in direct patient care) on her unit at Intermountain Medical Center and made a positive impact on those with whom she worked. Her family has asked for privacy at this time but wants the public to know COVID-19 is real and asks for people to take precautions in their daily lives to reduce transmission of the virus in the community," a statement from Intermountain Healthcare said.
On Thursday, the Utah Department of Health reported 632 people in Utah have now died of COVID-19 and the state saw a record-shattering single-day increase of more than 2,800 confirmed cases of the disease.
"We ask the community to stand with us at this time to do all they can to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the community: mask up, social distance and avoid crowds, wash your hands often, and stay home if sick," Intermountain Healthcare's statement said.