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(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) Dr. Diane Gilles takes a handful of syringes filled with the Moderna vaccine to be given to people on Thursday, March 18, 2021, at a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination station in Park City.

19 more Utahns died of COVID-19, and the number of cases is on the rise

By Scott D. Pierce | June 30, 2022, 8:15 p.m.

(Rick Bowmer | AP) Melissa Peng holds her daughter Abigail, 2, as she receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination Tuesday, June 21, 2022, in Salt Lake City. U.S. health officials have opened COVID-19 vaccines for infants, toddlers and preschoolers — the last group without the shots.

Ten more Utahns died of COVID-19 in the past week

By Scott D. Pierce | June 23, 2022, 11:11 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Englestad Shakespeare Theatre at the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City, on Saturday, July 3, 2021. The opening performance for the 2022 festival has been delayed because of a COVID-19 outbreak in the company.

Utah Shakespeare Festival delays opening night performance this week as COVID-19 hits company

By Sean P. Means | June 22, 2022, 4:11 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Christopher Marroquin watches as Curtis Evans administers a COVID-19 vaccine to his sister, Genesis Marroquin, at Midvale Elementary School, on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. COVID-19 vaccines are expected to be approved for children ages 5 years and younger in the coming days.

5 things Utah parents should know about COVID-19 vaccines for young children

By Daedan Olander | June 17, 2022, 10:27 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  Salt Lake Tribune file photo) In coordination with a proclamation from President Biden, Gov. Spencer Cox ordered the lowering of the flag as it flies at half-staff on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, at the Utah Capitol in memory of the grim milestone reached of 500,000 American lives lost to COVID-19.

Utah’s COVID-19 death toll rises above 4,800

By Scott D. Pierce | June 16, 2022, 8:51 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Elizabeth Woodbury is vaccinated against COVID-19 by Tenzin Drongsar at South Main Public Health Center in South Salt Lake on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. Utah children under 5 may be able to get vaccinated for COVID-19 as early as Monday, a state health official said.

Salt Lake County parents can now schedule COVID vaccine appointments for kids under 5

By Jordan Miller | June 16, 2022, 11:46 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Heath care workers administer coronavirus testing in the parking lot of the Maverik Center in West Valley City, Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. This site, along with several other mass testing centers in the state, ceased operation on Feb. 18.

12 more Utahns die of COVID-19 as state’s death toll nears 4,800

By Scott D. Pierce | June 9, 2022, 8:06 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Syringes for Utah County residents to get their COVID-19 vaccinations in a former Shopko store in Spanish Fork, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. Utah reported 5,728 new cases of COVID-19 in the past week.

Utah reports more than 5,000 new COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths

By Scott D. Pierce | June 2, 2022, 8:31 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson, shown in May, has tested positive for COVID-19. She says she is not experiencing any symptoms.

Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson tests positive for COVID-19

By Blake Apgar | June 2, 2022, 8:47 p.m.

(Rachel Rydalch | The Salt Lake Tribune) A box of coronavirus tests are pictured at a new testing site on Guardsman Way in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022.

Utah COVID-19 case counts jump, and 12 more die — including a child, state reports

By Paighten Harkins | May 26, 2022, 11:27 p.m.

(Charlie Ehlert | University of Utah Health) A health care worker attends to a patient in the intensive care unit at University Hospital in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, March 9, 2022.

Another COVID-19 surge? Utah cases, positivity rates and deaths are all up, state reports

By Scott D. Pierce | Jordan Miller | May 19, 2022, 10:08 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Marina Gomberg.

Marina Gomberg: Why mask mandates and abortion bans aren’t the same thing

By Marina Gomberg | May 13, 2022, 1:13 p.m.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) A sign encourages face masks at City Creek shopping center in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021. Case counts grew by the thousands in the last week, according to data released Thursday, as hospital visits and coronavirus levels founds in sewage also increased.

Utah COVID-19 metrics are increasing, state reports, as health officials urge pandemic isn’t over

By Paighten Harkins | May 12, 2022, 11:12 p.m.

(Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) 	
Protesters rally in 2017 outside the George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salt Lake City. A proposed Salt Lake City ordinance would limit demonstrations near health care facilities.

Why Salt Lake City is poised to restrict protests near medical centers

By Blake Apgar | May 12, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

(Rachel Rydalch | The Salt Lake Tribune) EMT, Charles Ledbetter, delivers a COVID-19 test to a patient in their car in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022.

Utah COVID-19 case counts have increased, but virus rates in wastewater are leveling, state reports

By Paighten Harkins | May 6, 2022, 6:49 p.m.

(Rachel Rydalch | The Salt Lake Tribune) EMT Charles Ledbetter, delivers a Covid test to a patient in their car in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022.

Utah reports 7 more deaths from COVID-19 as virus levels rise in sewers

By Paighten Harkins | April 28, 2022, 9:49 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Gideon Crane, left, is tested for COVID-19 at a center run by Granite School District and the Salt Lake County Department of Health near Thomas Jefferson Junior High in Kearns, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022.

Utah’s COVID-19 cases, emergency room visits and wastewater levels are increasing

By Paighten Harkins | April 21, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

(Ted S. Warren | AP) Travelers walk through Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Friday, April 1, 2022 in Seattle. On Monday, April 18, 2022, a federal judge in Florida voided the national mask mandate covering airplanes and other public transportation saying it exceeded the authority of U.S. health officials.

Florida judge voids US mask mandate for planes, other travel

By Curt Anderson | The Associated Press | April 18, 2022, 6:52 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Zack Kolesky administers a coronavirus test to a woman at a center run by Granite School District and the Salt Lake County Department of Health near Thomas Jefferson Junior High in Kearns, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022.

Utah COVID-19 case counts remain low as sewage shows one site of ‘potential concern’

By Paighten Harkins | Scott D. Pierce | April 14, 2022, 8:40 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Cars wait in line for COVID-19 testing in Herriman, Monday, Jan. 03, 2022.

Utah reports nearly 700 new COVID-19 cases; sewage shows increased virus levels at 6 sites

By Paighten Harkins | April 7, 2022, 10:47 p.m.