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(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) School nurse Karen Thelin tests a student for COVID-19 at American Preparatory Academy in Draper on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021.

17 more Utahns die of COVID-19; 75 have died in the past week alone

By Scott D. Pierce | October 15, 2021, 7:31 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Bailey Weems prepares doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine during a free COVID-19 clinic at Red Iguana 2 in Salt Lake City on Friday, Aug. 13, 2021.

FDA panel endorses booster shot for J&J COVID-19 vaccine

By Matthew Perrone and Lauran Neergaard | The Associated Press | October 15, 2021, 7:29 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 reports more than 1,200 new coronavirus cases, 8 deaths

By Scott D. Pierce | October 14, 2021, 7:43 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Bryce Combe administers a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a drive-thru event organized by the Utah County Health Department in Spanish Fork on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021.

19 more Utahns die of COVID-19 as ICUs remain near capacity, providers ‘struggle to provide care’

By Sean P. Means | Scott D. Pierce | October 13, 2021, 11:22 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Spencer Lowe administers a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a drive-thru event organized by the Utah County Health Department in Spanish Fork on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021.

Utah surpasses 3,000 COVID-19 deaths as more young patients succumb to the virus

By Erin Alberty | Scott D. Pierce | October 13, 2021, 1:05 p.m.

(Ranger Peterson) Friends and family pay tribute to Aaron Navarro at a fundraiser softball tournament on Sept. 10, 2021, less than a week after Navarro died from COVID-19 in St. George. Navarro and Nathan Spendlove, left, have long been instrumental in addiction recovery support groups and sports leagues in southwest Utah. Navarro's daughters, Dallas and Saleena Navarro, center and right, wear their father's jersey in his honor. The dates on the shirts signify a sobriety "birthday," or the date when recovery began.

Coronavirus deaths and hospitalizations surge in southwest Utah as vaccine rates remain low

By Erin Alberty | October 12, 2021, 2:59 p.m.

(Georgia Kirkos/McMaster University via AP)

Andy Larsen: Explaining molnupiravir, a new COVID drug with surprisingly effective test results

By Andy Larsen | October 10, 2021, 7:13 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.

More Utahns now in ICUs than there are staffed beds available, state reports

By Sean P. Means | Erin Alberty | October 8, 2021, 9:08 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) Nurse Ashley Hafer fills syringes with the Moderna vaccine for people lined up on Thursday, March 18, 2021, as the Utah Film Studios loans its space to the Summit County Health Department as a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination station.

More Utahns have now died of COVID-19 than victims killed in the 9/11 attacks

By Scott D. Pierce | October 7, 2021, 9:30 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Bryce Combe administers a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a drive-thru event organized by the Utah County Health Department in Spanish Fork on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021.

52% of Utahns are now fully vaccinated against the coronavirus

By Scott D. Pierce | October 7, 2021, 4:44 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.

Medical experts urge eligible Utahns to get a COVID-19 booster shot

By Scott D. Pierce | October 5, 2021, 9:24 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Spencer Lowe administers a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a drive-thru event organized by the Utah County Health Department in Spanish Fork on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021.

Utah reports 3,300 new coronavirus cases

By Scott D. Pierce | October 4, 2021, 8:03 p.m.

(Jeff Lewis) Pictured is Tina Lewis when she was sedated and on a ventilator in the hospital.

After his wife was put on a ventilator, a husband faced an agonizing decision: Should he do whatever it took for her to wake up?

By Courtney Tanner | October 5, 2021, 1:23 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Gov. Spencer Cox speaks at his monthly news conference in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021.

From ‘extreme maskers’ to doTERRA, here’s why Gov. Spencer Cox’s critics are frustrated about his response to COVID-19.

By Bethany Rodgers | Jeff Parrott | October 5, 2021, 4:04 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Students wearing masks, working in Elizabeth Kunz's second grade class at Neil Armstrong Academy in West Valley City on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021.

11 more Utahns die of COVID-19, and six of them were under the age of 65

By Scott D. Pierce | October 1, 2021, 7:22 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   A hopeful sign in the window of a house in Salt Lake City, Wednesday April 1, 2020.

As Utah passes 500K cases of COVID-19, here’s an updated timeline of its spread here

By Sean P. Means | Christopher Cherrington | October 1, 2021, 1:40 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  Salt Lake Tribune file photo) Hailee Calderon, case manager at the West Jordan Care Center, tilts her head back as the Utah Department of Health tests staff for the coronavirus on Thursday, May 21, 2020. Utah's daily cases of the coronavirus appear to be plateauing.

It’s ‘good news’ that COVID-19 case counts are ‘going in the right direction,’ Dr. Angela Dunn says

By Sean P. Means | October 2, 2021, 12:02 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  People listen during the Sunday morning session of the 189th twice-annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. Many conference traditions are shifting amid the pandemic.

How COVID-19 has changed LDS General Conference traditions

By Kaitlyn Bancroft | October 1, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(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, as the Utah Film Studios loans its space to the Summit County Health Department as a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination station.

12 more Utahns die of COVID-19

By Scott D. Pierce | September 30, 2021, 8:59 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) A nurse lines up stickers and action hero bandages as 12-15 year olds get their vaccinations against COVID-19 at the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

Utah’s public employees can get cash for getting vaccinated against COVID-19

By Sean P. Means | October 1, 2021, 6:18 p.m.