Most of the people who have died from COVID-19 in Utah have done so in anonymity.
Health departments do not release their names because of patient privacy laws. When families run obituaries, only a few mention COVID-19 as a cause of death.
The Salt Lake Tribune knows the names of 28 of the 113 Utahns who have died from the coronavirus.
Robert Rose, 79, Bountiful
Silvia Melendez, 24, West Jordan
Robert Garff, 77, Salt Lake City
Donna Saracino, 83, Millcreek
Janice Blodgett, 85, Salt Lake City
Todd Andreason, 54, Bluffdale
Lee Ford, 67, Midway
Mark Kendall, 63, Salt Lake City
Keith Marshall, 93, Millcreek
Ralph Faulkner, 91, Salt Lake City
Allen Dee Pace, 68, Willard
Carol Watts, 88, Salt Lake City
Carole Ann Lambert, 82, Sandy
Vivian Raye, 85, Millcreek
Kathy Silveira, 57, Tooele
Manuela Nieto Palacios, 86, Orem
Dona Harmon, 91, Millcreek
Moises Alonso Chavez, 77, Orem
Ann Louise Barber Fletcher, 98, St. George
Kathleen Hardy, 72, Millcreek
Ruth Jean Stephens, 92, Salt Lake City
Hiltrud Saje, 91, Salt Lake City
Adele Langton, 97, Salt Lake City
Afton Krupa, 85, Roy
Waltraut Johanna Mertens, 96, Salt Lake City
Vasiliki “Bess” Souvall Vetas, 87, Salt Lake City
Carol Ann Moody, 71, Sandy
Joseph Ortell Kingston, 68, Taylorsville
The rest are known only by those close to them. With their help, The Tribune would like to tell their stories. We are asking families, friends and loved ones to help us identify every Utahn who has died from the coronavirus.
Please send information and photos to the Tribune, at email@example.com.
Help us turn a statistic into stories, to focus not on a number but on the people Utah has lost.
(Updated June 1, 2020.)