Respiratory illness is increasing in Utah

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 …

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.

Gov. Herbert Statement on Friday COVID-19 Case Count

Picture of the Utah State Capitol

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.

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.