The rate of newly reported COVID-19 infections dropped over the week of Thanksgiving, but local, state and national officials are worried that the holiday may lift rates again in the coming weeks.

My Coronavirus Nightmare: A First-Person Account By Cache Valley Notable Julie Hollist Terrill

Nov 30, 2020

I never dreamed I could be so sick.

In late October I spent nine days in Intermountain Logan Regional Hospital courtesy of COVID-19. 

According to my doctor, the average length of stay for Coronavirus patients in Logan is 3.5 days. Well, I’ve always been an overachiever. My visit made me a member of the 5 Percent Club — the estimated percentage of COVID patients hospitalized nationwide.

Estimated active cases of COVID-19 were still going up in the Bear River Health District as Gov. Gary Herbert's restriction on social gatherings is set to expire.

With Thanksgiving a week away, Governor Herbert provided updated guidelines for holiday gatherings this week

The Bear River Health Department reported 259 new cases Thursday, bringing the 7-day rolling average up to about 191 new cases a day.

The rate of new COVID-19 infections dipped slightly in the Bear River Health District on Wednesday.

The Bear River Health Department unveiled a new COVID-19 reporting dashboard on Tuesday with the aim of providing more nuanced data to the public.

The recent spike in COVID-19 infections continues in the Bear River Health District as the 7-day rolling average of new daily cases neared 200 on Monday.

Cache County has one more death attributed to COVID-19, according to health officials.

The Bear River Health District broke its previous record for newly reported COVID-19 cases Thursday, with 208.

While it's too early to tell whether Utah's new state of emergency will have any effect on the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bear River Health Department continues to report increasing rates of the virus.

Navajo Nation Reports 79 New COVID-19 Cases And 1 More Death

Nov 11, 2020

Navajo Nation health officials on Tuesday reported 79 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one additional death. 

The governor of Utah declared a new state of emergency and announced new restrictions Sunday night aimed at getting a handle on the current wave of the novel coronavirus overwhelming hospitals in the state.

Utah State Club Dedicates Altar To Honor COVID-19 Deaths

Nov 5, 2020

Utah State University’s Latinx Creative Society has dedicated an altar to those who have died from the coronavirus. 

Utah Reports Record-Breaking COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Nov 4, 2020

Coronavirus hospitalizations in Utah have shattered prior record highs as the state’s most severe surge persists. 

The novel coronavirus continues to spread locally, with the Bear River Health District setting new records for case counts over the weekend.

Utah Clerk's Office Under Quarantine After COVID-19 Exposure

Nov 3, 2020

A county clerk’s office in Utah is under quarantine after the staff was exposed to COVID-19. 

Utah Epidemiologist's Home Address Leaked Online For Protest

Oct 30, 2020

Anti-mask protesters have stood in front of the home of Utah Epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn after her personal information was leaked online. 

Utah Hospitals 'Can't Keep Up' Amid Record-Breaking Surge

Oct 30, 2020

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and health officials say the state may soon need to implement crisis care protocols as hospitals reach a breaking point amid a record coronavirus surge. 

As intensive care units deal with overflow from a spike in COVID-19 patients statewide, Intermountain Healthcare is asking people to observe antiviral precautions.

Leaders In US, Europe Divided On Response To Surging Virus

Oct 21, 2020

Virus cases are surging across Europe and many U.S. states but responses by leaders are miles apart. 

Hospital Over Capacity In 'Unsustainable' Coronavirus Spike

Oct 19, 2020

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. 

House Candidate From Utah Tested Positive For COVID-19

Oct 19, 2020

The Republican House candidate for northern Utah’s 1st congressional district tested positive on Oct. 7 for the coronavirus. 

278 Utah Inmates Contract COVID-19; Families Host Protest

Oct 15, 2020

The families of inmates in Utah State Prison gathered outside the state Department of Corrections headquarters Tuesday to protest the handling of a coronavirus outbreak at the facility and call for improved safety measures. 

In a press conference Tuesday, Gov. Gary Herbert announced a retirement of the "Utah Leads Together" color-coded planning system in exchange for a COVID-19 transmission tracking system based on three criteria: case rates, positivity rates and ICU statewide capacity.

Navajo Nation Reports 9 New Coronavirus Cases, But No Deaths

Oct 14, 2020

Navajo Nation health officials on Tuesday reported nine new confirmed cases of COVID-19 but no deaths. 

Utah Officials Announce New Pandemic Strategy, Mask Mandates

Oct 14, 2020

Utah is implementing a new strategy to fight the coronavirus pandemic as the number of confirmed cases and hospitalizations continued to surge. 

Utah Gov. Announces New Coronavirus Restrictions

Oct 13, 2020
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New COVID-19 restrictions are in effect in Utah, following a press conference with Gov. Gary Herbert on Tuesday.

Utah Surpasses 500 Coronavirus Deaths As Surge Persists

Oct 9, 2020

Utah has surpassed the grim milestone of 500 deaths from the coronavirus as the number of new cases and hospitalizations continue to break records. 

Idaho Officials Working To Expand Suicide Prevention Efforts During Pandemic

Oct 7, 2020
Public health officials say they're concerned mental distress from the pandemic and the onset of another Idaho winter could increase suicide rates.
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Idaho's already high suicide rates could worsen as the COVID-19 crisis stretches into the winter months, and state officials are relying on technology for some outreach efforts.