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OGDEN — Without blood donations, Weber State University student KayCee McLean said she wouldn’t have survived to enroll at the school. That’s why she participates in every blood drive held at the university that she is able to, including one Weber State has organized for next week.

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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah's prisons reported two more inmates who have died after testing positive COVID-19 on Friday as the state's hospitals reach a breaking point with rising hospitalizations ahead of Thanksgiving weekend.

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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah could receive its first round of a coronavirus vaccine as early as mid-December but wider distribution likely won’t be available until July, health officials said Wednesday.

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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah began a major shift in fighting the coronavirus pandemic Monday, implementing a statewide mask mandate for the first time and planning a dramatic increase in testing.

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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert declared a state of emergency Sunday night and ordered a statewide mask mandate in an attempt to stem a surge in coronavirus patient hospitalizations that is testing the state’s hospital capacity.

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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said he is feeling “frustrated” with the state’s rising coronavirus numbers as new cases and hospitalizations continued a streak of new record highs on Thursday.

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OGDEN — The Lantern House homeless shelter announced Friday night that 48 people staying at the facility tested positive for COVID-19. Two of those who tested positive died, though their cause of death has not been confirmed.

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OGDEN — No one yet can say for sure whether 12 positive COVID-19 test results at the Weber County Jail in October were rare reinfection cases, or genetic leftovers from the summer outbreak.

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Flyers for Halloween parties in Weber and Davis counties which have the possibility of violating state health orders have popped up on social media feeds in the area, prompting questions about how to balance the physical and mental health of young people.

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WASHINGTON TERRACE — Bonneville High School has become the second school in the Weber School District to close for two weeks following a COVID-19 outbreak at the school, according to a statement released by the district.

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OGDEN — As coronavirus cases continue to mount, the COVID-19 transmission index — a measure of the virus’ presence in a community and the potential of its spread — has increased from moderate to high in Weber and Davis counties.

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Utah health experts say hospitals and critical care physicians are becoming overwhelmed as the state reported a record 1,543 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and as Gov. Gary Herbert again pleaded with the public to follow mask and social-distancing guidelines.

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A Utah animal rights group is calling on Gov. Gary Herbert to “take more decisive action to curb the serious and growing public health threat posed by the zoonotic transmission of coronavirus that is occurring on Utah mink farms,” though the science behind such transmission has not been firmly established.