VIDEO: Clark County Today reporter may have COVID-19

Jacob Granneman and his wife have been in self-quarantine since last week after experiencing symptoms


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CLARK COUNTY — Jacob Granneman, a reporter for ClarkCountyToday.com, has been staying home for the past week after experiencing symptoms similar to COVID-19.

So far, the symptoms haven’t gone beyond a dry cough, tightness in the chest, fatigue, and some achyness, Jacob says, along with the peculiar loss of smell and taste that some have connected with the virus spreading across the globe.

Granneman says he first thought it may be allergies, but many of the symptoms were worse than he’s experienced in previous years.

After speaking with his healthcare provider, Granneman says he’s laying low and won’t seek to have the diagnosis confirmed through a test.

Medical experts are urging anyone who thinks they may have contracted the virus to stay home unless you absolutely need medical care, and to remain in isolation until at least 72 hours after your symptoms have completely gone away.

For many people, the infection seems to last up to 14 days, though it can be worse in people with underlying health conditions, or many over the age of 60.

Clark County currently has 48 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 28 newly confirmed cases on Thursday, along with five fatalities.

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