Ben McAdams discharged from hospital after battle with coronavirus
SALT LAKE CITY — Congressman Ben McAdams was discharged from the hospital where he was being treated for coronavirus on Saturday.
McAdams said he is feeling relatively better after getting treatment fro the past week for COVID-19.
“I’m grateful for the excellent care I arrived from hospital staff,” he said.
He will remain quarantined even from his family as he continues his recovery.
He said, “I look forward to continuing my recovery at home as I remain quarantined, including from my family, and gradually getting back to my normal routine as my health improves.”
McAdams shared a video on his twitter following his discharge from the hospital where he was being treated.
He thanked everyone for their thoughts and prayers and urged everyone to take this seriously.
“Please take the advice of the CDC very seriously, follow all of the guidelines,” he said.
Today my doctors are releasing me from the hospital to continue my recovery at home. I'm grateful to the staff at the @UofUHealth. I urge everyone to take the threats of #coronavirus seriously- follow @CDCgov and public health guidelines. We will get through this. #utpol #covid19 pic.twitter.com/s7YYqvWlMU
— Rep. Ben McAdams (@RepBenMcAdams) March 28, 2020
This is a developing story
How To Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus
COVID-19 coronavirus is transmitted from person to person. It is a virus that is similar to the common cold and the flu. So, to prevent it from spreading:
- Wash hands frequently and thoroughly, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds.
- Don’t touch your face.
- Keep children and those with compromised immune systems away from someone who is coughing or sneezing (in this instance, at least six feet)
- If there is an outbreak near you, practice social distancing (stay at home, instead of going to the movies, sports events, or other activities.)
- Get a flu shot.
Resources for more information:
State of Utah: https://coronavirus.utah.gov/
Utah Coronavirus Information Line – 1-800-456-7707
Today’s Top Stories
- One family’s warning about raves after the death of a loved one
- A $1.6 billion jackpot has Utahns crossing state lines for lottery tickets
- Update: 4 dead after plane crash near Box Elder Peak, Tibble Fork Reservoir
- Two people tried to double vote at Salt Lake GOP convention, charges could come
- Rainfall record in Delta shattered, residents prepare for more flooding
- Fugitive, K9 officer killed in officer involved shooting
- Salt Lake ranks fourth nationally for pickleball but what is it?
- Alta High School and Cottonwood High School will move remote learning due to COVID-19
- Planned execution of Native American man stirs emotion within tribe
- Advocates call for tighter regulations on tanning beds