upr-header-1.jpg
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Utah News

Utah Aiming To Keep COVID-19 Fatalities, Unemployment Low

Utah's governor and state leaders have announced new plans for fighting the coronavirus pandemic and boosting the state’s economy. 

The state is aiming to keep its COVID-19 fatality rate below 1% and maintain a 4.5% unemployment rate. State officials also unveiled an online dashboard that will be updated weekly to track whether the state is meeting its goals. Some of these new goals include controlling outbreaks, increasing mask compliance and reducing unemployment claims. According to state data, more than 56,000 cases of the virus have been reported, and 430 people have died.