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September 24
2020

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Total Cases

67,119

Day’s Increase

1,198

% Increase

1.8%

Hospitalizations

3,619

Total Deaths

444

Most Recent

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Sep 24th – 7:11pm

A Dixie State University student has sued the Utah System of Higher Education claiming the online classes “are sub-par in practically every aspect.”

Salt Lake County mayor clarifies mask mandate as new case counts rise

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 24th – 6:26pm

Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson issued an update to the county’s original face covering mandate to include wearing masks at outdoor events. It comes as a new spike in case counts are emerging.

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Updated Sep 24th – 5:58pm

The volume of claims for jobless benefits in the Beehive State rose by nearly 6.3% last week, a new report shows.

1,198 more COVID-19 cases, no deaths reported in Utah Thursday

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated Sep 24th – 2:13pm

Utah’s number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 1,198 from Wednesday, marking a new single-day case record for the disease in the state, according to Gov. Gary Herbert.

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th – 1:44pm

House Democrats are going back to the drawing board on a huge COVID-19 relief bill, paring back the measure in an attempt to jump-start negotiations with the Trump administration.

US labor market slowing as fiscal stimulus fades

Lucia Mutikani, Reuters  |  Updated Sep 24th – 11:39am

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased last week, supporting views the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic was running out of steam amid diminishing government funding.

Christina Maxouris, CNN  |  Posted Sep 24th – 10:33am

While nearly half of U.S. states now report a rise in new COVID-19 cases, a leading public health official announced the majority of Americans remain susceptible to the virus.

Utah mother fighting cancer, new COVID-19 diagnosis

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 24th – 8:48am

It has been a tough year for many of us, but for Tia Stokes, it’s been especially tough as the inspirational Utah mother fights cancer and takes on a new opponent in COVID-19.

Daedan Olander, KSL  |  Updated Sep 23rd – 9:35pm

The Utah State Prison in Draper and Central Utah Correctional Facility are in a 24-hour lockdown after a suspected transmission of COVID-19 among its general population.

Davis district to hold more in-person classes; other schools reduce face-to-face days

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Updated Sep 23rd – 9:30pm

As numbers of COVID-19 cases tick up, schools along the Wasatch Front are implementing large-scale but temporary schedule changes intended to mitigate spread of the coronavirus.

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Sep 23rd – 9:15pm

Provo High wanted to welcome fans to its homecoming game this Friday.

Mother kicked off flight because toddler wouldn’t wear mask wants policy change

Alisha Ebrahimji, CNN  |  Posted Sep 23rd – 7:42pm

Rachel Starr Davis, a single mother of a 2-year-old, is urging the airline industry to revise their face mask policies after she was kicked off a flight because her son refused to wear a face covering.

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 23rd – 4:45pm

A day after the Utah County Commission passed a county-wide face-covering measure, the only county commissioner whose name was absent from the health order said he chose not to support it because he felt the measure would not make a difference.

877 more COVID-19 cases, 1 death reported in Utah Wednesday

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated Sep 23rd – 1:08pm

Utah’s number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 877 from Tuesday, with one death reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.

Mary Richards, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Sep 23rd – 11:50am

Utah State University has already decided to cancel spring break in 2021 because of the coronavirus.

New security checkpoint aims to improve efficiency for travelers out of Salt Lake airport

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Sep 23rd – 6:21am

More space, more technology now available as passengers, TSA navigate travel during pandemic.

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Sep 22nd – 11:00pm

Utah officials said Tuesday that they are moving Provo and Orem to orange on the state’s color-coded COVID-19 map. Guidelines have changed since those communities were last in orange, so here’s a breakdown of what Tuesday’s announcement means.

Utah County implements mask mandate as Utah sees 650 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated Sep 22nd – 10:57pm

“This is the first time we’ve rolled backwards,” Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said Tuesday.

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Updated Sep 22nd – 9:43pm

Two Canyons School District schools — Alta and Brighton high schools —will transition to online learning for 14 days starting Thursday following what the district described as “a sustained increase in COVID-19 cases.”

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