Jan 21
2021
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Total Cases
330,469
Day's Increase
2,089
% Increase
0.6%
Hospitalizations
12,803
Total Deaths
1547
Utah using nearly all COVID-19 vaccine doses as state sees 2,089 new cases, 30 deaths

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COVID-19 data: Utah's 7-day positivity rate drops below 20% for 1st time since October

COVID-19 data: Utah's 7-day positivity rate drops below 20% for 1st time since October

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:13pm

Utah's seven-running COVID-19 positivity rate fell below 20% for the first time since Oct. 26, according to data released this week. Here's why that's a good sign but not the end of the pandemic.
2 Utah high schools shifting to online learning amid COVID-19 cases

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2 Utah high schools shifting to online learning amid COVID-19 cases

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan 21st - 3:58pm

Copper Hills High School and Herriman High School will be transitioning to online learning due to reaching 1% of the in-person population testing positive for the second weekday in a row, Jordan School District announced on Thursday.
Biden extends student loan payment deferrals until October

Biden extends student loan payment deferrals until October

Katie Lobosco, CNN  |  Posted Jan 21st - 3:37pm

President Joe Biden directed the Department of Education Wednesday to extend the suspension of federal student loan payments and interest.
Biden launches sweeping COVID-19 changes on first full day in White House

Biden launches sweeping COVID-19 changes on first full day in White House

Trevor Hunnicutt and Nandita Bose, Reuters  |  Updated Jan 21st - 2:11pm

President Joe Biden launched initiatives on Thursday to rein in the raging COVID-19 pandemic, tackling his top priority on his first full day in the White House as he tries to turn the page on Donald Trump's tumultuous leadership.
US House aims for early February COVID-19 relief bill vote

US House aims for early February COVID-19 relief bill vote

Reuters  |  Posted Jan 21st - 1:20pm

The U.S. House of Representatives is planning to bring a coronavirus relief bill to a vote the first week of February, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday, as President Joe Biden's administration grapples with a crisis that has killed more than 400,000 Americans.
US weekly jobless claims decline moderately

US weekly jobless claims decline moderately

Reuters  |  Posted Jan 21st - 7:03am

The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits decreased modestly last week as the COVID-19 pandemic tears through the nation, raising the risk of a second straight month of job losses.
New airport COVID-19 testing lets travelers avoid mandatory quarantines

New airport COVID-19 testing lets travelers avoid mandatory quarantines

Jasen Lee, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan 20th - 9:20pm

A new COVID-19 testing service at Salt Lake City International Airport can ensure travelers don't have to stay in lockdown once they reach their destination.
What can officials do to build trust in the COVID-19 vaccine? Messaging matters, Qualtrics study finds

What can officials do to build trust in the COVID-19 vaccine? Messaging matters, Qualtrics study finds

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 20th - 1:47pm

A recent Qualtrics survey found that when public figures support a vaccine, it raises the likelihood a person is to get it themselves.
2,159 more COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths reported Wednesday in Utah

2,159 more COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths reported Wednesday in Utah

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan 20th - 1:45pm

Utah's number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 2,159 on Wednesday, with 10 more deaths reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.
Vaccine mailbag: Answers to questions you had about the COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccine mailbag: Answers to questions you had about the COVID-19 vaccine

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 20th - 11:08am

Here are answers we've found to some of the questions you've asked us about vaccine supply, duration of vaccine immunity, side effects and more.
Corner Canyon teacher returns to classroom after beating COVID-19

Corner Canyon teacher returns to classroom after beating COVID-19

Dan Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 20th - 10:37am

Tuesday was an exciting but nerve-racking day for a Corner Canyon High School teacher who returned to the classroom for the first time since ending up in the intensive care unit with COVID-19.
Biden leads observance of America's 400,000 COVID-19 dead on eve of inauguration

Biden leads observance of America's 400,000 COVID-19 dead on eve of inauguration

Susan Heavey and Gabriella Borter, Reuters  |  Updated Jan 19th - 10:50pm

President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday led a national memorial observance on the eve of his inauguration to honor the 400,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19 during the 11 months since the novel coronavirus claimed its first U.S. victim.
Doctors urge Utahns age 70 and older to get COVID vaccine as soon as possible

Doctors urge Utahns age 70 and older to get COVID vaccine as soon as possible

Mary Richards, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Jan 19th - 8:06pm

Utah doctors urge residents over the age of 70 to seek out the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible.
Report: Downtown Salt Lake headed for growth despite losing millions in visitor spending from COVID-19

Report: Downtown Salt Lake headed for growth despite losing millions in visitor spending from COVID-19

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 19th - 7:01pm

Despite setbacks, including a devastating windstorm, an earthquake and a pandemic, downtown Salt Lake City continues to grow, according to data from the Downtown Alliance.
US sets COVID-19 death record for third week, hospitalizations fall

US sets COVID-19 death record for third week, hospitalizations fall

Reuters  |  Posted Jan 19th - 6:25pm

The United States lost more than 23,000 lives to COVID-19 last week, setting a record for the third week in a row, though the number of new infections and the number of patients in hospitals both fell from the previous seven days.
Masked up and rapid tested, Utah lawmakers back to business in heavily guarded Capitol

Masked up and rapid tested, Utah lawmakers back to business in heavily guarded Capitol

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Updated Jan 19th - 5:55pm

Utah's legislative leaders kicked off the 2021 general session Tuesday with messages of a bright future despite challenges due to COVID-19.
1,302 more COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths reported Tuesday in Utah

1,302 more COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths reported Tuesday in Utah

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan 19th - 1:26pm

Utah's number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 1,302 on Tuesday, with seven more deaths reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.
Vaccine demand crashes health website in St. George

Vaccine demand crashes health website in St. George

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 19th - 11:57am

High demand for the COVID-19 vaccine from southwest Utah residents aged 70 and older caused the local health department's website to crash on Monday morning.
State lawmaker, husband survive COVID-19 despite underlying conditions

State lawmaker, husband survive COVID-19 despite underlying conditions

Felicia Martinez, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 19th - 11:29am

A Utah state lawmaker shared her family's story of survival after her husband was diagnosed with COVID-19 while battling an underlying heart condition.