Ogden, Utah (ABC4 News) – On Friday, the Lantern House Homeless Shelter in Ogden (Ogden) reported an outbreak of COVID-19.
Officials at Lantern House confirmed the outbreak of ABC4 news on Friday.
According to the lantern house, 48 positive cases were found in the shelter, including 37 single men, 9 single women and 1 single mother with children.
A press release stated that less than 10% of the 48 cases showed symptoms.
The Lantern House said in a press release that two people who tested positive for the virus have died, an elderly person and a single mother with children.
The cause of their death is still under investigation. The child of the deceased mother now lives with a relative.
A press release said Lantern House is currently working with community partners to find shelter for those who tested negative for the virus at the facility.
Lantern House said those who tested positive for the virus will now be quarantined.
The press release also stated that the shelter has contacted the Weber-Morgan Health Department to obtain more resources and hire more staff to help respond to the epidemic.
“We sincerely thank our dedicated employees and volunteers for their unremitting efforts to make everyone safe in the lantern house and adapt to the situation hour by hour.” Their preparations are as follows: Helped to stop COVID-19 in the Gulf during the past few months,” Lantern House said in a press release.