Utah Coronavirus Update


Utahns over age 16 with certain comorbidities are immediately eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.

Vaccination Distribution Continues To Increase

Feb 8, 2021
Discover Society


Gov. Spencer Cox announced the number of vaccines administered in Utah is continuing to rise, while COVID-19 cases are dropping.

Gov. Lifts Alcohol Curfew

Dec 18, 2020


Gov. Gary Herbert lifted the state alcohol curfew during his last monthly press conference as governor.


Utahns who have been exposed to COVID-19 but aren’t showing symptoms now only need to quarantine for 10 days instead of two weeks.


The COVID-19 vaccination may be available to healthcare workers as early as December.

State Officials Urge Caution As ICUs Continue To Fill

Nov 13, 2020
Raimond Spekking


Governor Gary Herbert reiterated the importance of Utah’s public health order in a press conference on Thursday as cases in the state continue to rise.

USU Prepares To Expand Mass Student Testing This Week

Nov 10, 2020


Under the state public health order, college and university students attending at least one in-person class are to be tested for COVID-19 each week. Utah State University is preparing to increase student testing this week.

Utah Coronavirus Update, Thursday, May 21

May 21, 2020

On Thursday, May 21, the Utah Department of Health announced the number of positive coronavirus cases in Utah has increased by 164 cases since Wednesday, bringing the new total to 7,874. Of the 7,874 cases, there have been 647 hospitalizations. Two people died in this time, bringing the total deaths due to COVID-19 to 92. One of these deaths occurred in a long- term care facility, making 40 resident deaths due to the coronavirus.

Utah Coronavirus Update- Wednesday, May 20

May 20, 2020

As of 1 p.m., the Utah Department of Health announced a total of 7,710 cases of the coronavirus in the state — an increase of 192 from Tuesday. Two people have died in this time, bringing the total deaths due to COVID-19 to 90 people. Of these deaths, 39 come from residents in long-term care facilities.

Utah Coronavirus Update, May 11th

May 11, 2020

As of 1 P.M. on Monday, the Utah Department of Health announced the total coronavirus cases was 6,362.  This is an increase of 111 cases from Sunday. Of the 6,362 cases, an estimated 3,181 people have recovered, and 517 hospitalizations have occurred. The death toll in Utah has increased by one from yesterday — bringing Utah’s total to 68.  

Utah Coronavirus Update, Thursday, May 7

May 7, 2020

The Utah Department of Health announced 129 new cases of the coronavirus in the state as of 1 p.m. on Thursday. Of the 5,724 total confirmed cases, 2,640 have recovered and 476 have been hospitalized due to the virus. According to state epidemiologist Angela Dunn, there are currently 96 Utahns with the coronavirus who are hospitalized. Along with the 13 new hospitalizations, an additional three deaths were announced — bringing Utah’s total to 61.

Utah VMA, DMV Announce COVID-19 Updates

Apr 29, 2020
The Air Force F-35A Lightning II Demonstration and 388th Fighter Wing will be performing a formation flyover throughout the state of Utah, Thursday, 30 April, beginning at 1 p.m., in salute to everyone on the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19.
David Perry / U.S. Air Force

As Utah continues to hold about a 4% growth rate of coronavirus cases, Monte Roberts, the director of Utah’s Department of Motor Vehicles, said up to six of the state's DMVs will be opened for appointment-only and drive-thru business starting on Friday. 

In Monday's press conference to update the state on the coronavirus, state epidemiologist Angela Dunn said Utah is increasing community tracing efforts to get a better sense of how far the virus is spreading as businesses and restaraunts plan to start reopening. She said while the current tracing efforts question the past two days after a person receives a positive test result, Utahns with the virus will now be asked to report contacts from the past seven days of being tested.