OGDEN, Utah (ABC4 News) – An outbreak of COVID-19 was reported at the Lantern House homeless shelter at Ogden Friday.
Lantern House officials confirmed the outbreak with ABC4 News on Friday.
According to a statement from Lantern House, 48 positive cases were identified in the shelter, including 37 single men, 9 single women and 1 single mother with children.
Out of 48 cases, less than 10% of them had symptoms, according to a statement.
In a statement, The Lantern House said two people who tested positive for the virus died, an elderly man and a single mother with children.
The cause of their death is still under investigation. The child of the deceased mother is currently living in a relative̵7;s house.
The Lantern House is currently working with community partners to help find accommodations for people who test negative for the virus in the facility, a statement said.
The Lantern House said that those who test positive for the virus will now be quarantined.
The report also said the shelter contacted Weber-Morgan Health Department for additional resources and hires additional staff to help cope with the outbreak.
“We sincerely appreciate our dedicated staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to keep the people at Lantern House safe and responsive every hour. with the situation. ” in the past few months, ”Lantern House said in a statement.