Sen. Vickers recovering from breakthrough COVID infection with complications that left him hospitalized

State Sen. Evan Vickers, R-Cedar City, speaks at a Cedar Area Interfaith Alliance community prayer gathering at Main Street Park hooked up to oxygen while recovering from COVID-19, Cedar City Thursday.

State Sen. Evan Vickers, R-Cedar City, speaks at a Cedar Area Interfaith Alliance community prayer gathering at Main Street Park hooked up to oxygen while recovering from COVID-19, Cedar City Thursday. (Jeff Richards, St. George News)



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ST. GEORGE — State Sen. Evan Vickers of Cedar City, who serves as the majority leader of the Utah Senate, is recovering from a breakthrough case of COVID-19.

Vickers announced his diagnosis at a community prayer gathering Thursday night sponsored by the Cedar Area Interfaith Alliance and held at Main Street Park. The event was also attended by Gov. Spencer Cox.

Standing while hooked up to an oxygen tank, Vickers joked about gaining a little pity among those at the gathering.

"If you feel a little sympathy for me with my oxygen, I thank you. That's why I brought it with me," Vickers said.

The state senator, who is also a licensed pharmacist and owns several pharmacies in Cedar City including Bulloch Drug and Township Pharmacy, said he spent three days hospitalized with COVID-19 and is still dealing with lingering effects.

"I had a breakthrough case of COVID. I got through that fine. On its way out, COVID left me some blood clots in my lungs," Vickers told the Cedar City crowd. "That wasn't so much fun.

Read the full article at St. George News.

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