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(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Vials of the COVID-19 Vaccine for Utah County residents, in a former Shopko store in Spanish Fork, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021.

Utah has administered more than a quarter of a million COVID-19 vaccinations

By Scott D. Pierce | January 28, 2021, 2:17 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo) Doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021.

Utah will take over incoming COVID-19 vaccine doses that had been assigned to CVS and Walgreens for nursing homes

By Sean P. Means | January 27, 2021, 1:00 a.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Escalante Elementary first grader Sophia gets her face shield adjusted by her mother Theresa before she heads back into the classroom in Salt Lake City, January, 25, 2021. Salt Lake City School District reopened all of the district's elementary schools to in-person learning on Monday. It is the first time students in kindergarten through sixth grade are back in the classroom for a full day of school since they first closed for the pandemic in March 2020.

Utah’s COVID-19 positivity rate falls, but the number of deaths continues to climb

By Scott D. Pierce | January 27, 2021, 12:47 a.m.

(Photo courtesy of Primary Children's Hospital)  Madilyn Dayton stayed at Primary Children's Hospital after developing a condition called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children. The illness appears in some children after they have had COVID-19.

Utah’s Primary Children’s Hospital will help lead 5-year study of a mystery illness that strikes children who get COVID-19

By Sean P. Means | January 26, 2021, 10:31 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Zeanne Timbol administers a test for COVID-19 at the Intermountain Salt Lake Clinic, on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021.

One in 5 of Utah’s COVID-19 deaths has happened since the beginning of 2021

By Scott D. Pierce | January 25, 2021, 11:57 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) XpresCheck, a Covid-19 testing site, is now testing passengers at the Salt Lake City International Airport on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.

Coronavirus in Utah: Though daily positive rate climbs back over 20%, weeklong numbers reflect some good trends

By Eric Walden | January 24, 2021, 9:41 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) Registered nurse Amanda Rogers gives Zac Snell, a registered nurse at Western Peak South Davis Community Hospital, his vaccine, as the Davis County School District begins to provide COVID-19 vaccinations for its teachers as well at the Davis County Legacy Center in Farmington on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021.

Coronavirus cases and COVID-19 deaths decrease, but hospitalizations remain high

By Leia Larsen | January 23, 2021, 8:19 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Capitol remains closed to the public as members of the House and Senate gather as the Utah State Legislature opens the 2021 legislative session at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 — with reminders to wear face masks placed prominently.

Immunizations are up in Utah, but so are the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths

By Scott D. Pierce | January 22, 2021, 8:52 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Robert Gehrke.

Robert Gehrke: This is how Utah should decide who gets the coronavirus vaccine next

By Robert Gehrke | January 22, 2021, 10:57 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Kezala Jokiel gets his Covid-19 test results from medical assistant Lolanna Eiland, at XpresCheck, which opened today for passengers at the Salt Lake City International Airport on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.

Utah ties its one-day record of COVID-19 deaths with 30 on Thursday

By Scott D. Pierce | January 21, 2021, 9:02 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) XpresCheck, a Covid-19 testing site is now testing passengers at the Salt Lake City International Airport on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.

Company offers rapid COVID tests for passengers at Salt Lake City International Airport

By Dan Harrie | January 21, 2021, 2:22 a.m.

Spencer Jensen, music teacher at the Legacy Preparatory Academy receives the COVID-19 vaccine at the Davis County Legacy Center Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Farmington, Utah. Utah began vaccinating teachers and school staff across the state. They are aiming to have all teachers and school staff vaccinated by the end of February. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Another 10 Utahns die of COVID-19

By Scott D. Pierce | January 21, 2021, 2:51 a.m.

(Rick Bowmer | AP file photo) On Jan. 12, cars pull in to nursing stations for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout at the Davis County Legacy Center in Farmington, Utah. The Utah Department of Health reported 1,302 new cases Tuesday.

Rate of positive COVID-19 tests stays high as Utah reports seven more deaths Tuesday

By Scott D. Pierce | January 19, 2021, 11:54 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo) Members of a Hill Air Force Base honor guard remove the casket with Dallas Lynn Stevens, who served 38 years in the Utah Air National Guard, as he was laid to rest at the Utah Veterans Cemetery & Memorial Park in Bluffdale in June 2020. COVID-19 has killed 1,500 Utahns since the pandemic struck.

Utah hits a grim milestone: 1,500 deaths from COVID-19

By Scott D. Pierce | January 18, 2021, 8:35 p.m.

(Rick Bowmer | The Associated Press) James Lennox, IT technical support specialist for the Utah School for the Deaf and Blind, gets the COVID-19 vaccine at the Davis County Legacy Center Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Farmington, Utah. Utah began vaccinating teachers and school staff across the state. They are aiming to have all teachers and school staff vaccinated by the end of February.

Coronavirus in Utah: COVID-19 hospitals are at 101.3% ICU capacity

By Josh Newman | January 17, 2021, 9:57 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Davis County School District begins COVID-19 vaccinations for its teachers at the Davis County Legacy Center in Farmington on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021.

Utah reports record 231 patients hospitalized in ICU for COVID-19

By Becky Jacobs | January 16, 2021, 9:33 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | Tribune file photo) Shelly Begay, a Diné medical assistant at Utah Navajo Health System’s Monument Valley Clinic, carries a patient’s coronavirus test kit out of the mobile triage unit for transport and testing on Aug., 24, 2020.

Navajo Nation leads COVID-19 vaccination in southern Utah, but limited doses slow rollout

By Zak Podmore | January 15, 2021, 10:48 p.m.

(Image courtesy of CDC) An illustration, provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, of the novel coronavirus. The recently discovered "UK variant" of the virus, which is more contagious, has been found in Utah, the Utah Department of Health reported on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021.

More contagious COVID-19 variant has arrived in Utah, state health department says

By Sean P. Means | January 16, 2021, 12:49 a.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Mark Rapaport speaks at the dedication and launch of the Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI), formerly University Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI), on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. David Huntsman and Christena Huntsman Durham, of the Huntsman Foundation, which provided a $150 million gift toward HMHI, stand behind Rapaport.

New Huntsman Mental Health Institute will help Utahns during COVID-19 and beyond, leaders say

By Becky Jacobs | January 14, 2021, 11:37 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Gov. Spencer Cox speaks at a news conference in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

Gov. Spencer Cox will keep age requirement at 70 for COVID-19 vaccine

By Sean P. Means | January 14, 2021, 11:55 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  Salt Lake Tribune file photo) Health care workers conduct COVID-19 testing at the University of Utah Health's Farmington Health Center on Friday, July 31, 2020. A new study, conducted in part by U. of U. Health scientists, find more than half of health care workers dealing with COVID-19 cases are also more at risk for mental health problems.

Front-line COVID-19 caregivers face risks to their mental health, University of Utah study says

By Sean P. Means | January 12, 2021, 8:03 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune file photo) Betty Fife receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at  The Ridge Foothill in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. Local health departments now are beginning to offer vaccination appointments to Utahns age 70 and older.

I am a Utahn age 70 or older. How do I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

By Scott D. Pierce | January 13, 2021, 4:08 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) University of Utah Health begins administering the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as pharmacy resident Chanah Gallagher gets ready to give Christy Mulder, an RN in the MICU, her second dose on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021.

Coronavirus in Utah: Positivity rates dropping, but holiday surge likely not over

By Julie Jag | January 11, 2021, 3:20 a.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center nurse Catherine Van Straten gives the COVID-19 vaccine to a co-worker on Dec. 23.

State reports nine deaths from COVID-19, slight decrease in rate of new infections

By Bethany Rodgers | January 9, 2021, 8:16 p.m.

(Jeffrey D. Allred | Deseret News, pool) Gov. Spencer Cox speaks at the Utah State Capitol during the weekly COVID-19 press conference in Salt Lake City, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021.

Gov. Spencer Cox promises to speed up COVID-19 vaccinations in Utah

By Sean P. Means | Erin Alberty | January 12, 2021, 4:56 a.m.