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Second person tests positive for COVID-19 at Uintah County school

Posted at 5:30 PM, Aug 29, 2020

UINTAH COUNTY, Utah -- A second person at Discovery Elementary School in Vernal has tested positive for COVID-19, officials said Saturday.

According to a press release, neither individual was believed to have contracted the virus while at school. The cases appear to be unrelated, the TriCounty Health Department said.

Individuals who were in direct and prolonged contact with the individuals have been notified by the school's principal, officials said.

"If you were not notified, neither you nor your student had direct, prolonged contact with the individuals who tested positive," the press release stated.

TriCounty Health said that as of Saturday, people aged 25 and under account for 25.4 percent of all confirmed COVID-19 cases in the region.

Anyone who begins to exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, sore throat, difficulty breathing, etc.), was urgedto avoid contact with others and call your doctor right away.

Call Utah Coronavirus Hotline at 1-800-456-7707 for information.