Hospitals across the country are experiencing an increase in very sick patients from respiratory illnesses like flu and RSV. The highest hospitalization rates are in …
Vaccine Real Talk: Can Fully Vaccinated People Get COVID-19?
Get the facts about getting COVID-19 after vaccination.
One Year Ago: Looking Back at the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Text from this post is taken from a media statement by CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH. This statement was made in observance of …
Gov. Gary Herbert declares state of emergency for hospital overcrowding, case surge
Following weeks of continued stress on Utah’s hospital networks due to a rise in cases of COVID-19, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has declared a new State of Emergency to address hospital overcrowding.
The situation is dire and unsustainable. We must take action now to protect our hospitals and healthcare workers and to avoid further devastation on our families, communities, and businesses.
Straining the System: What Does it mean to have Utah hospitals at capacity?
Governor Herbert and Utah’s hospital leaders have been telling Utahns for several weeks that sharply increasing COVID-19 cases could strain Utah’s hospitals beyond their capacity. But what does that mean? And what can be done about it?
Gov. Herbert Statement on Friday COVID-19 Case Count
Gov. Gary R. Herbert released a statement regarding Friday’s COVID-19 case numbers, saying in part,
“The numbers being reported today are exactly what we’ve been warning Utah residents about for weeks. They are why we’ve implored Utahns to adopt the behaviors that could have prevented us from reaching this point.
Utah will deploy a single Wireless Emergency Alert statewide due to rising case counts
Utah reported record case counts for COVID-19 today. Despite the ongoing pandemic, there are a number of people who are not aware of the dire …
State Leaders Publish Unified Response Scoreboard
When the state started its unified response to the COVID-19 pandemic back in March 2020, leaders worked furiously to look at ways to support the …
Glad you asked: How does Utah count COVID-19 deaths?
Definitions, explained in the context of COVID-19: Comorbidity: A health condition that exists at the same time as another condition. Pre-existing condition: A health condition …
Updates to Case Counts Dashboard
(July, 16, 2020) – The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) has made updates to the case counts dashboard. The following video explains those changes.
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