There are now 8 lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Union County. Cases range from 31 to 83 years of age. The median age is 46.5 years and the average age is 51.4 years. The cases are 50% male and 50% female. It is important to remember that lab confirmed cases likely only show us a snapshot of what is happening. We will continue to update case counts as they are reported to us here on social media and our website https://uchdflu.wpengine.com/.
Please remember, if you are sick with symptoms of COVID-19, you should call your doctor. Your doctor will likely use telemedicine to help you. If your symptoms start to worsen, call your doctor back and let them know. They will help decide what are your next steps. If you have trouble breathing and can’t get a hold of your doctor right away, get immediate medical care – please call ahead to the ER or Urgent Care.
Per the World Health Organization, the most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.