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(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Long lines of cars snake around West Jordan City Hall and past the adjacent West Jordan Library on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, as people wait for COVID-19 testing.

Utah officials still recommend not to get tested for COVID. Here’s why.

By Erin Alberty | January 26, 2022, 10:32 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Christopher Lee, 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 reports record high COVID-19 hospitalizations, nearly 7,500 new cases

By Erin Alberty | January 26, 2022, 11:45 p.m.

(Screenshot via covid.cdc.gov) Data posted Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show Utah's COVID-19 infection rate was the highest in the nation during the week that ended the previous day. But Utah's data included cases from the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend — a reporting delay not reflected in all states' data.

Feds say Utah had worst COVID-19 rate in the country. Here’s the catch.

By Erin Alberty | January 27, 2022, 12:16 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) The push in the Utah State Legislature to undo local regulations comes as COVID-19 spreads faster than ever in the state.

As omicron rages, Utah lawmakers go after local COVID restrictions

By Kim Bojórquez | January 26, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall gives the State of the City address at City Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022.

Salt Lake City mayor dings Legislature on COVID and homelessness — ‘when the state stepped back, we stepped up’

By Leia Larsen | January 26, 2022, 3:34 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) A steady line of vehicles filled with multiple people waiting to be tested for Covid19 are tended to by members of the Utah Department of Health at the Cannon Health Building, Dec. 27, 2021.

Utah reports 6,600 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, near-record hospitalizations

By Erin Alberty | January 26, 2022, 1:03 a.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) A steady line of vehicles filled with multiple people waiting to be tested for COVID-19 are tended to by members of the Utah Department of Health at the Cannon Health Building, Dec. 27, 2021.

Utah reports nation’s 3rd worst COVID rate, with nearly 22,000 new cases, 33 deaths

By Erin Alberty | January 25, 2022, 3:41 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson at a news conference related to COVID-19 at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022.

Utah Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson tests positive for COVID-19 again

By Kim Bojórquez | January 24, 2022, 3:44 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) A new treatment center for monoclonal antibodies is shown to media on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021 in Murray. The Utah Department of Health, which operates the facility, will no longer use race and sex as a factor in determining who gets limited treatment for COVID-19.

Utah eliminates race and sex as factors in monoclonal antibody COVID treatments after ‘legal concerns’

By Erin Alberty | January 22, 2022, 1:13 a.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) A steady line of vehicles filled with multiple people waiting to be tested for COVID-19 are tended to by members of the Utah Department of Health at the Cannon Health Building, Dec. 27, 2021.

Utah reports 11,600 new COVID-19 cases, almost certainly undercounting actual infections

By Erin Alberty | January 21, 2022, 10:07 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Asher Williams, 12, gets his second COVID-19 shot from Lee Moss, a member of the medical reserve core as Salt Lake City’s westside residents get the opportunity to get vaccinated while also picking up a new winter coat and shoes for their children thanks to a partnership between Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Education Foundation, Salt Lake City School District, Salt Lake County Health, Operation Warm and Intermountain Healthcare at Rose Park Elementary on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021.

Utah data helps confirm: COVID vaccine booster is crucial to avoiding hospitalization with omicron

By Erin Alberty | January 21, 2022, 7:46 p.m.

(Rachel Rydalch | The Salt Lake Tribune) The start of the 2022 legislative session kicks off at the Utah Capitol in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022.

Two lawmakers in the Utah House have tested positive for COVID-19

By Kim Bojórquez | January 21, 2022, 10:52 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Yvonne Francis) Justin Lee Francis, 3, is treated for COVID-19, asthma, pneumonia and other illnesses in January 2022 at Primary Children's Hospital.

Not so mild? Hospitalizations exploding among Utah infants, children with COVID-19′s omicron strain

By Erin Alberty | January 21, 2022, 3:26 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Sen. Derek Kitchen, D-Salt Lake City, chats with Senate Minority Leader Karen Mayne, D-West Valley City,, in the Senate, on Thursday, Feb.18, 2021.

Utah Democrat accuses Republican COVID-positive lawmakers of ignoring isolation and mask guidelines

By Kim Bojórquez | January 21, 2022, 12:01 a.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Health workers with the Utah Department of Health test the public for Covid19 at the testing site in the parking lot of the Utah Public Health Laboratory building in Taylorsville Dec. 30, 2021.

Utah’s COVID-19 death toll climbs above 4,000

By Scott D. Pierce | January 20, 2022, 10:55 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) COVID-19 testing and vaccinations are provided in the east with of the Utah Capitol complex for the start of the 2022 legislative session on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022.

Utah reports 12,564 new COVID-19 cases. Is the state reaching its omicron peak?

By Scott D. Pierce | January 20, 2022, 5:59 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 reports more than 39,000 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend

By Scott D. Pierce | January 19, 2022, 12:58 a.m.

(Jon Reed | KUER) Nicole Palmer meets with art teacher Laura McMahon, aka Mrs. Muffin.

Utah schools are collapsing under staff shortages. Here’s how one is trying to survive

| January 18, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) People visit historic Main Street in Park City on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, walking past the Egyptian Theatre — one of the major venues of the Sundance Film Festival. The theater will again sit dark during Sundance, after officials canceled the in-person portion of the festival because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ticket buyers complain about Sundance Film Festival’s no-refunds policy

By The Salt Lake Tribune | January 16, 2022, 7:41 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | Tribune file photo) Salt Lake County health director Angela Dunn presents slides showing the dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases during a Salt Lake County council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, attended by protesters opposed to the recent mask mandate issued by the Salt Lake County Health Department and Mayor Jenny Wilson.

How did Utah get to this point in the COVID-19 pandemic?

By Bethany Rodgers | January 16, 2022, 2:00 p.m.