“We don’t know if the prevalence is actually decreasing,” said Dr. Richard Orlandi, chief medical officer of ambulatory health at the University of Utah. “The decrease in tests was a little scary. “
From the start, state and country health officials have identified fever, cough and shortness of breath as the symptoms most associated with COVID-19. In the early stages of its spread in Utah, the state epidemiologist, Dr. Angela Dunn, told Utahns to stay largely at home if they developed these symptoms due to a lack of ability test.
“Our testing capacity has increased significantly, so we changed our message,” said Dunn at Tuesday’s COVID-19 daily press conference.
Dunn also said the state had tested more than 46,476 people – just 689 more than on Monday. This is well below the state’s ability to test thousands a day.
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– Matt Rascon, KSL TV