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1,145 more COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths reported in Utah on Tuesday

Ashley Fredde and Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct 27th - 1:25pm

Utah's number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 1,145 on Tuesday, with four more deaths reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.

Airplane COVID-19 risk 'very low' with masks, other actions, report finds

David Shepardson, Reuters  |  Updated Oct 27th - 8:24am

Transmission risks of COVID-19 during airline flights are very low and below other routine activities during the pandemic such as grocery shopping or going out to dinner, when using face coverings and taking other steps, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health said Tuesday.

Novavax delays U.S. trial of COVID-19 vaccine candidate to November

Reuters  |  Updated Oct 27th - 8:12am

Novavax Inc on Tuesday delayed the start of a late-stage U.S. trial of its experimental coronavirus vaccine by roughly a month to the end of November, citing delays in scaling up the manufacturing process.

Europeans refocus on new curbs as COVID surges across continent

Crispian Balmer, Reuters  |  Updated Oct 27th - 8:12am

European governments moved on Tuesday to set new curbs in motion to try to rein in a fast-growing surge of coronavirus infections and provide economic balm to help businesses survive the pandemic.

Pfizer not yet ready to release COVID-19 vaccine data

Michael Erman and Manas Mishra, Reuters  |  Updated Oct 27th - 7:45am

Drugmaker Pfizer Inc PFE.N> said on Tuesday it was not yet ready to release data from the late-stage trial of the COVID-19 vaccine it is developing with Germany's BioNTech SE <22UAy.F.

Germany warns of 20,000 new daily COVID cases within days

Caroline Copley, Reuters  |  Updated Oct 27th - 7:11am

The number of new coronavirus infections in Germany is likely to reach 20,000 a day by the end of the week, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Tuesday, as authorities readied new curbs to break the second wave of the pandemic.

Researchers: Pandemic leaving college students uncertain of future

Heather Simonsen, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 26th - 9:41pm

For many students, the pandemic has turned college life upside-down. Researchers at the University of Utah have been studying how it has impacted their mental health.

US hits highest 7-day average of coronavirus cases, close to having 'exponential spread' in some areas

Holly Yan, Madeline Holcombe and Theresa Waldrop, CNN  |  Updated Oct 26th - 9:35pm

The latest surge of COVID-19 infections has pushed the seven-day average of new daily cases to heights not seen since the pandemic began.

As Utah's COVID-19 hospitalizations soar, hospitals look at possible 'crisis standards' plan

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 26th - 8:13pm

The president of Utah's hospital association warns Utah may soon reach its maximum occupancy for ICU beds. Here's what you need to know if hospitals do run out of space.

Group sees 14% increase in child COVID-19 cases with close to 800,000 US kids infected

Jen Christensen, CNN  |  Posted Oct 26th - 7:36pm

Children account for 11% of all COVID-19 cases in the U.S., a 14% increase over the past two weeks, the American Academy of Pediatrics said Monday.

Vaccine hopes rise as Oxford jab prompts immune response among old as well as young adults

Guy Faulconbridge, Kate Kelland and Kate Holton, Reuters  |  Posted Oct 26th - 10:14am

One of the world's leading COVID-19 experimental vaccines produces a immune response in both old and young adults, raising hopes of a path out of the gloom and economic destruction wrought by the novel coronavirus.

Why one Utah school district’s COVID-19 schedule comes with an unexpected benefit

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 25th - 7:11pm

Starting school an hour later will help over-tasked teachers and sleep-deprived teens.

Several park goers concerned about capacity at Lagoon

Garna Mejia, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 25th - 5:16pm

Several park goers said they were concerned after seeing huge lines and crowds at Utah’s most popular amusement park.

Health department reports 1,765 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths Sunday in Utah

Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct 25th - 1:18pm

The state health department Sunday is reporting 1,765 new test-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and four deaths from the disease.

Utah lawmaker tests positive for COVID-19 after meetings at Capitol

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Oct 24th - 10:33pm

A state lawmaker has tested positive for COVID-19, just days after he and other legislators gathered at the Utah Capitol for interim meetings.

Poll: Growing numbers of Utahns say it’s safe for kids to be back in classrooms

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 24th - 7:03pm

More than half of 1,000 likely voters, or 53%, said it was safe for students to return to in-person learning, up from 51% in September.

After record high, health department reports 1,608 new coronavirus cases Saturday

Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct 24th - 1:39pm

The Utah Department of Health Saturday is reporting 1,608 new test-confirmed cases of COVID-19, down from a record high set Friday.

Fauci says it might be time to mandate masks as COVID-19 surges across US

Andrea Kane and Maggie Fox, CNN  |  Posted Oct 24th - 9:37am

Dr. Anthony Fauci has been urging Americans to use masks for months. But he has said before that he doesn't think a federal law would be the way to go. That changed Friday.

US sets single-day record for COVID-19 cases during new surge

Maria Caspani and Dan Whitcomb, Reuters  |  Updated Oct 23rd - 10:27pm

The U.S. death toll could reach 500,000 by February, researchers said, but that could drop by 130,000 deaths if 95% of Americans would cover their faces.