Here Is The latest Utah News From The Associated Press At 8:40 A.M. MDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Coronavirus has arrived in the United States Senate. Rand Paul of Kentucky says he has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. The Kentucky Republican is the first member of the Senate to report testing positive. Paul said Sunday that he is feeling fine, but his test results raised fears about the spread of the virus in the Capitol. Paul's office did not say when he was tested. was on Capitol Hill this past week, including at a luncheon Friday among GOP senators. His announcement led Utah's two GOP senators — Mike Lee and Mitt Romney — to place themselves into quarantine, stepping away from negotiations as the Senate worked on a $1.4 trillion economic rescue package,
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah has reported its first death related to COVID-19. Authorities say a man over 60 had been hospitalized for two days before he died. The Davis County resident who had underlying medical problems is believed to have been exposed to the virus while traveling but no details have been provided about where. Officials say his death underscores the need for people to voluntarily help slow the spread of the disease by washing their hands, practicing social distancing and staying home if they're sick. Utah's epidemiologist says the state will still see more cases reported before the outbreak slows.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Native American tribes across the country are pressing the federal government for more resources to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. In the meantime, tribal leaders are suspending travel off reservations, closing casinos and hotels, instituting curfews in some places and strongly urging their citizens to protect the elderly. Tribes recently were included in a federal funding package for epidemiology, infection control, education and other things. But tribes say the $40 million is not enough. The federal Indian Health Service says it's talking with tribes to determine how best to dole out the money.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — “Modern Family” actor Ty Burrell is stepping in to help people forced out of work by the coronavirus in Salt Lake City while The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is further restricting its missionary activities. The moves came Friday as Utah's total number of cases jumped to 112, marking the largest single day jump so far. No deaths have been reported. The Utah-based faith sent a substantial, though unspecified, number of missionaries around the world back to their home countries and training will now be provided online. Amid widespread nightlife closures, Burrell has given $100,00 to fund grants for workers.