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The Utah legislature passed a bill that would end the statewide mask mandate by April 10.

During his weekly COVID-19 briefing, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox said he negotiated with lawmakers to try to account for the number of people who would be able to get vaccinated before the mask mandate ends. 

  Utah has surpassed one million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered in the state. 

There were 15,861 people vaccinated for COVID-19 since Saturday. Of the more than one million doses, almost 17,700 were administered in Summit County and around 10,500 were in Wasatch County.

While the state has reached this significant milestone, new cases have started to plateau. The Utah Department of Health announced 396 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, which is 16 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week. 

Utah neared the one million dose mark for COVID-19 vaccines on Saturday and also saw a significant drop in statewide hospitalizations.

 

The numbers released by the Utah Department of Health on Saturday reported just over 993,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the state. Governor Spencer Cox also tweeted just after 8am that Utah had officially surpassed the one million mark in doses delivered to the state.

 

The Utah Department of Health reported 519 new COVID-19 cases statewide on Friday. Summit and Wasatch Counties both saw under 10 cases each.

 

Summit County’s seven new cases and Wasatch County’s six is the second day in a row where both counties have reported fewer than 10 cases in a day. Wasatch County has not recorded more than eight cases in a day since March 2nd -- when they saw 13 -- and before that a day over 10 cases had not been seen since February 17th.

 

A pair of Park City parents have filed suit in U.S. District Court against a requirement that their two children have to undergo a mandatory Covid-19 test in order to receive in-person schooling.

 

The lawsuit was filed on Wednesday, March 10. 

 

The parents, Holly and Mark McClure, on behalf of their two children, are objecting to an order from the Utah Department of Health that permits local schools to require a test.

 

It’s been one year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global health pandemic. While Utah’s cases remained low for the first 6 months, the state saw a steep uptick in the fall. However, since January new cases have started to decline.

After weeks of decline in cases, the Utah Department of Health announced just under 646 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, which is 35 more cases than the state saw at the same time last week. 

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It's been a year since COVID first arrived in Summit County. Officials put measures in place early and looking back, the head of the county’s health department feels good about having made the right moves to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

 

  After an increase in new COVID-19 cases week over week for the last two days, Utah finally saw a decrease in new cases Wednesday.

Utah saw 658 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, which is about 70 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week.

In the Wasatch Back, Summit County reported 18 new cases, which is the highest case count the county has seen in more than two weeks - and is up from last Wednesday’s count of 10. 

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County Development Director Pat Putt says that in the not-too-distant future, the county will return to live meetings with the County Council and their Planning Commissions.

 

But after the past year of meeting virtually over Zoom, it’s likely that public meetings will change for the better.

 

It may be hard to believe that there were some silver linings in the past year of the pandemic. But Putt said there could be one, due to the changes they had to make with public meetings.

 

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It was just more than a year ago was when Utah’s first COVID-19 patient was diagnosed. Two weeks later, Park City made headlines when the first case of community spread of the virus was reported in the city.

 

As the first anniversary of COVID-19’s appearance in Utah and the Wasatch Back hits, there has been lots of time for reflection since the strange new virus was reported spreading in China.

 

Utah Department of Health reported 13 COVID-19 deaths Tuesday; one of the deaths was a child between the ages of 1-14 years old.

 

The Utah Department of Health reported that a Salt Lake County boy under the age of 14 died from COVID-19. He was hospitalized at the time of his death. 

The report said the department can’t release any more information on the death due to medical privacy laws but reminded the public to be "vigilant about public health precautions."

 

Corwin Publishing

A new book to guide parents of school-aged kids during the pandemic and beyond comes out next week.

   

 

After a period of steep declines in new COVID-19 cases week-over-week, numbers have started to plateau.

 

The Utah Department of Health announced 259 new COVID-19 cases Monday, which is about the same amount of cases the state saw at the same time last week.

There were 3,038 people tested for the first time, with 5,530 total tests administered. On average about 4% of “tests over tests” are coming back positive, while the average percent positivity for “people over people” is just over 9%. 

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Mar 8, 2021

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Utah saw its first COVID-19 case March 6, 2020. Just over a year later, the state has seen almost 375,000 cases.

Week over week cases throughout the state continue to decrease. The Utah Department of Health announced 412 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, which is about 50 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week. 

There were 4,427 people tested for the first time, with 8,818 total tests administered. 

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