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    New case is the first in a resident living in the county

    Public domain photo by G. Thomas via Wikipedia

    San Juan County officials announced Friday, March 27 the first case of COVID-19 in a resident living in the county, the second case to affect a resident of the county. A San Juan resident living in the Salt Lake City area had previously tested positive.

    The person who tested positive for the coronavirus disease, according to the San Juan County Health Department, is a man under the age of 65.

    No additional information about the patient is available due to health privacy laws. The Utah Navajo Health System and the Navajo Department of Health jointly announced the positive case with the county health department.

    As of 11:45 a.m. Friday, no COVID-19 cases had been reported in Grand County.

    This story has been updated with additional information.

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