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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...

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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...

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Utah county implements face mask mandate after rise in cases

Sep. 23, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A county in Utah has implemented a face mask mandate as COVID-19 cases surge in the state. Utah County’s health department issued a public health order Tuesday night that requires face coverings in public immediately and expires Oct. 20. The order does not carry any criminal...

FILE - In this June 5, 2020, file photo, a surfer walks on a sparsely populated Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. Hawaii's governor says that starting Oct. 15, travelers arriving from out of state may bypass a 14-day quarantine requirement if they test negative for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

The Latest: Honolulu to allow some activities to resume

Sep. 22, 2020 11:34 PM EDT

HONOLULU -- Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell says the city plans to allow some activities that were shut down last month to control the spread of the coronavirus to resume under new guidelines. The mayor said Tuesday the city will allow social gatherings of up to five people, including at beaches and hiking trails. ...