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FILE: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 (left) and Moderna COVID-19 (right) vaccines are seen at a vaccinati...
Matt Rascon, KSL TV

Vaccinated make up nearly 39% of omicron deaths in Utah

Since the availability of the vaccine, those without a shot have made up the greatest portion of people who have died from COVID. That hasn’t changed. But since the start of the omicron variant, the percentage of vaccinated people who are dying has gone up significantly.
2 days ago
A mobile team with the Salt Lake County Health Department administers COVID-19 vaccines at Rancho M...
Ken Fall, KSL TV

Are you over 50 or heading out of town? Get a 2nd COVID-19 booster, Utah doctor says

With COVID-19 rates rising in Utah and throughout most of the country, public health officials are most concerned about people over 50 and the immunocompromised. 
4 days ago
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Josh Ellis, KSL TV

Going cashless during COVID-19 pandemic was ‘useless,’ BYU study says

Efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 by going cashless were essentially useless, according to a new study from Brigham Young University.
4 days ago
The U.S. flag flies at half staff over the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC on May 12, 2022 ...
Madison Swenson, KSL TV

Gov. Cox orders flags to be lowered in honor of COVID victims

Gov. Spencer Cox has ordered flags at all state facilities to be lowered for the next few days in accordance with President Joe Biden's proclamation honoring the 1,000,000 people who have lost their lives to COVID-19.
4 days ago
Gov. Spencer Cox speaks during a press conference about COVID-19 and the omicron variant at the Cap...
Josh Ellis, KSL TV

Gov. Cox tests positive for COVID-19

Gov. Spencer Cox announced on Thursday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
4 days ago
People wear face coverings while riding a Los Angeles Metro Rail train on December 15, 2021 in Los ...
Karah Brackin, KSL TV

CDC reissues recommendation for masks on public transportation as cases rise

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is repeating its recommendation that masks be worn on places like planes, trains, buses, and other transportation hubs.
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Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL TV

Utah teen helps missionaries not feel alone while attending MTC remotely

A Draper teen has found a unique way to help missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints adjust to training remotely and not feel so alone.
17 days ago
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LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer

Moderna seeks to be 1st with COVID shots for littlest kids

Moderna is asking U.S. regulators to open its COVID-19 vaccine to the nation's youngest children.
18 days ago
FILE -- A COVID-19 testing centre sign at Heathrow Terminal 5 on November 28, 2021 in London, Engla...
Larry D. Curtis

Utah woman accused of selling counterfeit negative COVID-19 tests at airport

SALT LAKE CITY — A Salt Lake County woman is accused of selling fake negative COVID-19 test results to travelers and keeping the money, instead of sending it to her employer. Linda Fufui Toli is facing a charge of wire fraud in U.S. District Court of Utah. Court documents include a notice of intent to […]
25 days ago
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Brittany Tait, KSL TV

Masks no longer required at Salt Lake City Int’l Airport

Travelers at the Salt Lake City International Airport reacted to the news that masks are no longer required to fly following a ruling from a federal judge in Florida.
27 days ago
Officials gather to celebrate the Utah Transit Authority's new TRAX airport station, marking the cu...
Josh Ellis, KSL TV

UTA drops mask requirement for trains and buses

The Utah Transit Authority announced passengers on all UTA trains and buses will no longer need to wear masks.
27 days ago
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Tamara Vaifanua, KSL TV

New study finds virtual schooling has negatively impacted mental health for college students

Mental health has declined for many college students who experienced virtual schooling during the pandemic — that’s one of the findings of a new study released by the Utah-based company, Qualtrics.
1 month ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Money for Utah teacher bonuses headed to districts by June

Teachers who took on extra work during the omicron surge will soon be getting a thank you in their paychecks
1 month ago
The Utah Department of Health is testing wastewater treatment plants for signs of COVID-19 in the c...
Jed Boal, KSL TV

Wastewater surveillance shows COVID-19 increasing in parts of Utah

In this new “steady state” phase of COVID-19 in Utah, surveillance of the virus in our wastewater has become an even more important tool.
1 month ago
In Clearfield, Cornerstone Academy is aiming to equip kids through a “focus room.” (KSL TV)...
Karah Brackin, KSL TV

Dedicated spaces help children fight emotional and developmental blocks

Kids are fighting social, emotional, and developmental monsters like never before. The pandemic has changed routines, and, as a result, interrupted social, emotional and personal development for many.
1 month ago
HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 30: COVID-19 at-home rapid test kits are given away during a drive-th...
Josh Ellis, KSL TV

Utah reports 140 COVID cases, 1 additional death in final daily report

In the final daily report of COVID-19 numbers, the Utah Department of Health on Thursday said 140 Utahns have tested positive for the virus since yesterday.
2 months ago
University of Utah hosteda "clap out" ceremony Wednesday as military medical personnel from the Nav...
Morgan Wolfe, Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Navy medical team wraps up mission at University of Utah Hospital

University Hospital hosted a “clap out” ceremony Wednesday as a team of Navy medics left the hospital following a 30-day deployment.
2 months ago
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Jed Boal, KSL TV

Utah moves into ‘steady state’ of pandemic, many testing options are going away

Several major changes are coming for COVID-19 testing in Utah starting Friday, April 1. 
2 months ago
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Josh Ellis, KSL TV

Utah reports 133 new COVID cases, 3 additional deaths

The Utah Department of Health on Wednesday said three more Utahns have died due to COVID-19 while 133 residents have tested positive for the virus since yesterday.
2 months ago
FILE: An employee at Spectrum Solutions assembles COVID-19 saliva test kits on September 21, 2020 i...
Josh Ellis, KSL TV

Utah reports under 100 COVID cases, 5 additional deaths

The Utah Department of Health on Tuesday said five more Utahns have lost their lives due to COVID-19 while 98 residents tested positive for the virus since yesterday.
2 months ago
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Jed Boal, KSL TV

Utah moves forward in ‘steady state response’ to COVID-19, closing test sites

Starting Friday April 1, many testing sites run by the Utah Department of Health will close permanently.
2 months ago
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Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

Utah mule deer tests positive for COVID-19

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources confirmed the state’s first positive test for COVID-19 in a mule deer.
2 months ago
FILE: Utah National Guard soldier Ebbin Wyatt administers a COVID-19 test to Nick Bradley at the Ut...
Josh Ellis, KSL TV

Utah reports 255 COVID cases, 4 deaths over weekend

The Utah Department of Health on Monday said four more Utahns have lost their lives due to COVID-19 while 255 residents tested positive for the virus over the weekend.
2 months ago
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Josh Ellis, KSL TV

Utah adds 22 COVID deaths as Dept. of Health continues clearing backlog

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health on Friday said 22 more Utahns have lost their lives due to COVID-19 while 131 residents have tested positive for the virus since yesterday. UDOH said 17 of the 22 deaths reported Friday occurred more than a month ago. “The deaths reported today represent deaths that […]
2 months ago
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