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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2020, file photo, Exam Corp Lab employee, right, wears a mask as she talks with a patient lined up for COVID-19 testing in Niles, Ill. The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign about the disease's grip on the nation. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Some hospitals in crisis as US nears high for COVID-19 cases

Oct. 23, 2020 8:21 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign about the disease’s grip on the nation, as states from Connecticut to the Rocky Mountain West reel under the surge. The impact is being felt in every section of the...

Salt Lake County Health Department public health nurse Lee Cherie Booth performs a coronavirus test outside the Salt Lake County Health Department Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Salt Lake City. Utah hit another ominous record by tallying the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases in a single day as the state struggles to slow a monthlong surge of COVID-19 that is filling intensive care beds at hospitals. Gov. Gary Herbert warned in a statement that the state is

Utah 'on the brink" after record day for COVID-19 cases

Oct. 23, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah hit another ominous record Friday by tallying the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases in a single day as the state struggles to slow a monthlong surge of COVID-19 that is filling intensive care beds at hospitals. After the state reported confirmed 1,960 cases, Gov. Gary...

FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2020, file photo, people gather during a

Leaders in US, Europe divided on response to surging virus

Oct. 20, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Virus cases are surging across Europe and many U.S. states, but responses by leaders are miles apart, with officials in Ireland, France and elsewhere imposing curfews and restricting gatherings even as some U.S. governors resist mask mandates or more aggressive measures. The stark...

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert walks through the Capitol rotunda to a COVID-19 briefing Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Hospital over capacity in 'unsustainable' coronavirus spike

Oct. 16, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — One of Utah’s largest hospitals had no beds left Friday in its regular intensive-care unit as the governor declared the state's weekslong spike in coronavirus cases “unsustainable." The University of Utah Health had to set up extra ICU beds staffed by doctors and nurses...

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert walks through the Capitol rotunda to a COVID-19 briefing Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Utah officials announce new pandemic strategy, mask mandates

Oct. 13, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah is implementing a new strategy to fight the coronavirus pandemic as the number of confirmed cases and hospitalizations continued to surge, state officials announced Tuesday. The state will move away from its color-coded health system and instead place counties under restrictions...

FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2020 file photo, children play

Utah surpasses 500 coronavirus deaths as surge persists

Oct. 8, 2020 3:32 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah surpassed the grim milestone Thursday of 500 deaths from the coronavirus as the number of new cases and hospitalizations continued to break records. Utah has been in the midst of a record-setting surge in reported coronavirus cases over the past month. The state now ranks fifth...

In this photo provided by Better Days 2020, a headstone for Seraph Young of Utah, is shown with a misspelled first name in 2018 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. For more than 80 years, the grave of the first woman to vote under an equal suffrage law in the United States was marked with a misspelled name. Not anymore. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the descendants of Seraph Young joined Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and others this week to correct her headstone. (Katherine Kitterman/Better Days 2020 via AP)

Historic female voter honored by with gravestone correction

Oct. 4, 2020 8:01 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For more than 80 years, the grave of the first woman to vote under an equal suffrage law in the United States was marked with a misspelled name. Not anymore. On Tuesday morning, her descendants, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and others gathered at Seraph Young’s corrected headstone in...

FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2020 file photo, children play

Utah reports 15 more COVID-19 deaths as surge persists

Oct. 3, 2020 12:19 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah reported 15 more coronavirus deaths following medical examiner investigations on Friday as the pandemic spikes in the state. Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Erik Christensen said his office has seen a “notable increase” in the number of virus-related death investigations...

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert walks through the Capitol rotunda to a COVID-19 briefing Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Audit: Virus tests costlier under Utah contract with startup

Oct. 1, 2020 12:19 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A multimillion-dollar coronavirus-testing contract the state of Utah signed with a startup company ended up costing significantly more per test because fewer people than expected took the tests, according to an audit released Wednesday. The agreement with Nomi Health, which also has...

Utah's Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox speaks while debating candidate Chris Peterson in Salt Lake City, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. Republican Lt. Gov. Cox went head to head with Democratic law professor Chris Peterson in Utah’s gubernatorial debate Tuesday. The two candidates are competing to succeed Republican Gov. Gary Herbert, who isn’t running again after more than a decade in office. (Trent Nelson/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

Utah governor candidates debate virus response, mask mandate

Sep. 29, 2020 10:24 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox went head to head with Democratic law professor Chris Peterson in Utah's gubernatorial debate Tuesday over the state's pandemic response and the viability of a face covering mandate. The two candidates are competing to succeed Republican Gov. Gary...