COVID-19 claims two more victims in San Juan County, totals 24

Two additional San Juan County residents died this week as a result of COVID-19. San Juan Public Health reports that the most recent fatalities include a woman in her 60s from the Bluff area, and a woman in her 70s from the Monument Valley area.

The county added 39 new cases over the week. A total of 630 residents have tested positive for the disease with 78 requiring hospitalization and 24 resulting in death. 

Of the 630 cases, 145 remain active, with an estimated 461 recovered.

Of the active cases, more than half are in the Blanding area with 76 active cases. The Montezuma Creek/Aneth area has 27 active cases, the Monument Valley and Navajo Mountain areas have 20 active cases, the Bluff area has 10 cases, and the Mexican Hat and Monticello areas each have six.

The Four Corners Regional Care Center shared on August 1 that all current residents of the care center have recovered from COVID-19.

COVID-19 went through the center beginning in late June. In total, 33 residents and 25 employees of the center tested positive for the coronavirus, and of the 33 residents, eight passed away. 

The care center says that with a secure wing set up in the facility and none of the residents currently using it, they have been asked to accept and care for COVID-19 positive patients in the secure wing.

With approval from the Utah Department of Health, the care center is now accepting these patients who would otherwise be treated at far distant facilities.

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