Utah COVID-19 hospitalizations are increasing. These 3 graphs break down the latest data.

The Division of Well being and Human Providers releases up to date COVID-19 metrics every week.

(Illustration by Christopher Cherrington | The Salt Lake Tribune) Primarily based on state information sometimes launched every Thursday, The Salt Lake Tribune created three graphs to visualise the most recent on COVID-19 case counts, hospitalizations and deaths in Utah.

Perceive the most recent Utah COVID-19 tendencies with these graphs from The Salt Lake Tribune, primarily based on state information sometimes launched every Thursday afternoon.

Essentially the most present information was printed Friday, Dec. 2, nonetheless, due to a reporting delay {that a} Division of Well being and Human Providers officers spokesperson described as a “glitch.”

That information confirmed slight will increase in Utah case counts and a comparatively huge uptick in hospitalizations.

Wastewater analyses in any respect 34 amenities accumulating samples all through the state additionally present elevated COVID-19 ranges, in keeping with the Utah Division of Environmental High quality.

9 of these websites — most of that are clustered alongside the Wasatch Entrance and Again — present ranges are rising, whereas they’ve plateaued at 24 others websites. One website offered inadequate information.

Vaccine doses administered up to now week/complete doses administered • 56,966 / 5,791,875.

Variety of Utahns totally vaccinated • 2,071,296 folks — or 63.7% of Utah’s complete inhabitants — have acquired each doses of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine sequence, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

One other 351,881 Utahns have acquired a bivalent booster dose after finishing a major vaccine sequence — or 10.8% of the inhabitants.

Circumstances reported up to now week • 4,394

Common circumstances per day reported up to now week • 630.

Deaths reported up to now week • 17.

Salt Lake County reported seven deaths — a person and lady ages 45-64; two ladies ages 65-84; and two ladies and a person 85 or older.

There have been 4 deaths in Utah County — a person age 25-44; a lady age 44-64; and a person and lady 85 or older.

In Washington County, a lady age 65-84 and a person and lady 85 or older died.

And three counties every reported a single loss of life — two males ages 65-84 in Carbon and Wasatch counties, respectively; and a person 85 or older in Weber County.

Hospitalizations reported this week • As of Thursday, 165 Utahns have been hospitalized with COVID-19 — 40 greater than the earlier week. There have been 23 sufferers in intensive care Thursday, 9 greater than reported final Thursday.

The seven-day common for folks hospitalized with COVID-19 elevated from 129 to 164.

Proportion of optimistic checks • Counting all take a look at outcomes, together with repeated checks of the identical particular person, 17.44% of the checks performed got here again optimistic, in contrast with 16.96% at this level final week.

When repeated checks on the identical particular person usually are not counted, 20.28% of the checks administered yielded optimistic outcomes, up from 20.19% the earlier week.

Totals thus far • 1,063,268 circumstances; 5,127 deaths; 40,069 hospitalizations.

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Utah U.S. Senate Election Results 2022: Mike Lee Wins

Polls shut at 10 p.m. Japanese in 5 states

Nevada is the final massive swing state of the day, and nearly all the pieces is up for grabs: The races for Senate, three Home seats, governor and secretary of state. There may be additionally an unexpectedly aggressive Senate race in Utah between Senator Mike Lee, a Republican, and Evan McMullin, an impartial.

— Maggie Astor
Nov. 8, 2022

Utah State holds off Utah Tech upset bid, improves to 6-0

Estimated learn time: 3-4 minutes

LOGAN — Utah Tech was bent on making its first-ever sport with Utah State a memorable one on Thursday evening.

Heavy underdogs in entrance of 6,777 followers within the Spectrum, the Trailblazers prodded the Aggies almost your complete 40 minutes, spurning each Utah State run and maintaining the sport inside single digits into the ultimate minute.

Backed by 27 factors from Steven Ashworth, the Aggies outlasted the upset bid to win 86-81 and enhance to 6-0 on the season. Utah Tech fell to 3-5 with the loss.

Ashworth shot 7-of-12 from 3-point vary; and Taylor Funk added 20 factors, eight rebounds and 7 assists within the win. Cameron Gooden had a game-high 29 factors for Utah Tech, 20 of which got here within the first half.

“Actually pleased with our guys for preventing by that sport and determining a option to come out with a victory,” Utah State coach Ryan Odom stated. “I believed Utah Tech performed an important sport. That they had a superb sport plan; they are a bodily crew.”

Utah State, who was with out level guard Rylan Jones many of the sport after he took a blow to the face early within the first half, discovered themselves in bother early within the second half as Utah Tech led 41-36.

The Aggies responded with a 9-0 run and it appeared they’d draw back. However in a sport that had 24 lead adjustments and 9 ties, Utah Tech endured. The Trailblazers’ largest deficit was 11 factors, and so they’d minimize it to five with simply over six minutes to play on a Gooden 3-pointer.

However Utah State did sufficient and its offense got here alive within the waning moments. The Aggies discovered Dan Akin on a low block for a pair of simple dunks, then the ball was tossed across the horn to Ashworth, who buried a 3-pointer to take an 81-72 lead with 1:54 to play. A key facilitator within the waning moments was Max Shulga, who completed with 10 factors and 10 assists.

“We simply had a few instances the place they noticed our protection and so they attacked an space that they noticed was open, and we did not alter to it,” Utah Tech coach Jon Judkins stated. “We did not rotate in addition to we wanted to. We gave Ashworth a few actually wide-open 3s after which he obtained sizzling and began hitting some powerful ones.”

Gooden had his approach within the first half and got here off screens and hit open jumpers. He was 7-of-8 capturing within the first half; his three made free throws to finish the half tied the sport at 36-36.

The Aggies defensive effort towards him within the second half held him to 9 factors on 2-of-8 capturing, which was a key distinction.

“I feel it got here all the way down to being a little bit extra bodily and having little extra grit in our defensive technique,” Ashworth stated. “And simply taking a little bit extra satisfaction on protection. He is a really gifted participant as we noticed. He hit lots of powerful photographs and, on the identical time, he obtained in his rhythm.

“Within the second half, we have been a little bit bit higher ensuring we fought over the ball screens or obtained to completely different choices so he wasn’t capable of get his first greatest look within the offense.”

Utah Tech, ranked 243rd in Ken Pom, punched above its weight many of the sport, and the slender win from the Aggies drops their rating from forty seventh to 56th. As a crew, the Trailblazers went 24-of-50 from the sphere and 52% from 3-point vary; Utah State was 30-of-55 from the sphere and 32% from past the arc.

Utah State faces San Francisco in arguably the largest sport of the nonconference slate on Sunday. Jones’ standing for the sport is unsure, however the Aggies should “play higher” transferring ahead.

“They obtained to the road an excessive amount of towards us and have been in all probability the extra bodily crew all through, in order that’s one thing that we are able to be taught from going ahead,” Odom stated. “By no means going to complain a couple of victory.”

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This Utah animal may soon be removed from the endangered species list

The Utah Prairie Canine has tripled in inhabitants since 1971.

(Rick Bowmer | AP) A prairie canine barks close to, Cedar Metropolis, Utah, on Aug. 6, 2015. The Division of Wildlife Assets has really useful that the Utah prairie canine be faraway from the endangered species record.

Utah prairie canine are making a comeback — a lot in order that the Division of Wildlife Assets is recommending the animal be faraway from the endangered species record.

The Beehive State is house to a few subspecies of prairie canine: the white-tailed prairie canine, the Gunnison’s prairie canine and the Utah prairie canine. The Utah-specific subspecies has been listed below the Endangered Species Act since 1973, however its present standing is “threatened,” that means the species is more likely to turn out to be endangered.

With a view to be faraway from the record, the species should meet three standards, in line with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: the inhabitants should be thought-about massive sufficient and steady to not be threatened within the foreseeable future; threats to the species should be eradicated or managed; and mechanisms should be carried out to stop future species decline.

Its delisting is “most likely, fairly truthfully, years away,” stated Kim Hersey, the mammal conservation coordinator with the DWR. “What we’re doing is making an attempt to make the case for delisting and placing ahead a plan that may handle the Utah prairie canine after delisting.”

(Utah Division of Wildlife Assets) A gaggle of prairie canine pups maintain a watchful eye close to their burrow.

Utah prairie canine are solely present in southwestern Utah, in areas like Buckskin Valley in Iron County, in line with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. They’re an essential prey merchandise for raptors and different mammal species, Hersey stated, and supply burrows for animals like burrowing owls.

Intensive analysis and conservation efforts have allowed the species’ inhabitants to get well, and the animals have practically tripled in inhabitants since 1971, in line with a information launch from the DWR.

“We’re actually laying out what inhabitants sizes we’ll handle, the place we’ll handle for them, and the way we’ll deal with the threats to the species like plague, habitat loss,” Hersey stated.

The most important change would contain with the ability to higher reply to “nuisance issues” and different points that prairie canine trigger to native communities, she famous.

(Utah Division of Wildlife Assets) A prairie canine peeks out of its burrow.

If the species is delisted, landowners would be capable of take extra aggressive measures in eradicating nuisance prairie canine, as a result of allowing is presently required to take away any of the rodents whereas the species is below federal management.

Whereas the species stays on the record, the DWR has a trapping and relocation program for the species.

“When prairie canine are a nuisance state of affairs, we’ll do our greatest to attempt to lure these and transfer these to colonies which might be on federal or protected lands,” Hersey stated.

That may contain developing synthetic buildings and managing plagues and habitats on federal lands, “the place there’s a a lot decrease stage of of nuisance exercise.”

“We’ve labored actually intently with our land administration companions on that over time,” she stated.

(Utah Division of Wildlife Assets) A trapped prairie canine nibbles on a slice of cucumber.

Utah Second Congressional District Election Results 2022: Stewart Defeats Mitchell

Polls shut at 10 p.m. Jap in 5 states

Nevada is the final massive swing state of the day, and nearly the whole lot is up for grabs: The races for Senate, three Home seats, governor and secretary of state. There may be additionally an unexpectedly aggressive Senate race in Utah between Senator Mike Lee, a Republican, and Evan McMullin, an unbiased.

— Maggie Astor
Nov. 8, 2022

Respiratory illness is increasing in Utah

Now could be the time to get your flu and COVID-19 shot

Salt Lake Metropolis—Hospitals throughout the nation are experiencing a rise in very sick sufferers from respiratory diseases like flu and RSV. The very best hospitalization charges are in youngsters and older adults. Up to now two weeks, Utah’s Intermountain Major Youngsters’s Hospital has seen a fast improve within the variety of youngsters who require hospitalization with RSV, which has crammed all pediatric beds throughout the state. Whereas flu numbers are nonetheless low in Utah, a rise is being seen in lots of different components of the nation and is predicted to reach in Utah in coming weeks. The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC) has already reported two pediatric flu deaths within the 2022-23 season. And if an anticipated COVID-19 surge follows, leading to a so-called tripledemic, hospitals may very well be overwhelmed this winter. Vaccination towards each flu and COVID might help Utah avert this disaster. 

Janelle Delgadillo, an epidemiologist with the Utah Division of Well being and Human Companies says, “Flu severity in Utah is low proper now, however we now have seen a rising pattern in residents who search remedy for flu and flu-like sickness. There isn’t a vaccine for RSV, however there are vaccines for flu and COVID-19. Getting a flu vaccine and being up-to-date along with your COVID-19 vaccines are the easiest way to scale back your threat of sickness.”   

Whereas some individuals who get a flu or COVID-19 vaccine should get sick, vaccination could make their sickness much less extreme. Being up-to-date in your immunizations not solely protects you however may assist shield these round you who’re at greater threat for turning into significantly sick with respiratory sickness similar to infants, younger youngsters, older adults, people who find themselves pregnant, and those that have persistent well being situations. 

Out there flu vaccines have been up to date this season to assist shield towards 4 completely different flu viruses anticipated to flow into in Utah and the remainder of the U.S. Flu vaccines are extensively obtainable and plenty of instances are supplied for gratis to you. To discover a flu vaccine supplier close to you, search your ZIP code at https://www.vaccines.gov/find-vaccines/. To see what’s occurring with flu in Utah, go to https://epi.well being.utah.gov/influenza-reports/. Numbers are up to date weekly, usually on Wednesday.

The brand new bivalent COVID-19 vaccine accommodates two elements to supply higher safety towards COVID-19 attributable to the omicron variant. To discover a COVID-19 vaccine in Utah, go to https://coronavirus.utah.gov/vaccine-distribution/.

Whereas there isn’t any vaccine obtainable for RSV at his time, mother and father and those that take care of younger youngsters ought to take additional precautions, similar to:

  • Keep away from shut contact with sick folks.
  • Cowl your coughs and sneezes and use masks if applicable.
  • Wash their fingers (and yours) typically with cleaning soap and water for at the very least 20 seconds.
  • Clear and disinfect surfaces.
  • Keep away from touching their face (and yours) with unwashed fingers.
  • Restrict the time they spend in childcare facilities or different doubtlessly contagious settings when RSV exercise is excessive.
  • Keep house once you’re sick.

Name your healthcare supplier in case your baby has bother respiratory, isn’t consuming sufficient fluids, or signs are getting worse.

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Utah Third Congressional District Election Results 2022: Curtis Defeats Wright

Polls shut at 10 p.m. Japanese in 5 states

Nevada is the final huge swing state of the day, and just about every thing is up for grabs: The races for Senate, three Home seats, governor and secretary of state. There may be additionally an unexpectedly aggressive Senate race in Utah between Senator Mike Lee, a Republican, and Evan McMullin, an impartial.

— Maggie Astor
Nov. 8, 2022

Utah Election Results 2022 – The New York Times

Ferry


Republican

83%

>95%

Petersenincumbent


Republican

73%

Gunther


Democrat

27%

>95%

Johnsonincumbent


Republican

57%

Belmont


Democrat

43%

>95%

Birkelandincumbent


Republican

58%

Campbell


Democrat

42%

>95%

Sniderincumbent


Republican

Uncontested

Gwynnincumbent


Republican

Uncontested

Wilcoxincumbent


Republican

Uncontested
>95%

Musselmanincumbent


Republican

63%

>95%

Lesserincumbent


Democrat

52%

Koford


Republican

48%

>95%
Uncontested

Schultzincumbent


Republican

Uncontested

Petersonincumbent


Republican

61%

>95%

Lisonbeeincumbent


Republican

Uncontested

Wilsonincumbent


Republican

78%

Gruwell


United Utah

22%

>95%

Zimmerman


Libertarian

25%

>95%

Barlowincumbent


Republican

Uncontested
Uncontested

Wardincumbent


Republican

Uncontested

Garff Ballardincumbent


Republican

61%

>95%

Hollinsincumbent


Democrat

75%

Atkin


Republican

25%

>95%

Dailey-Provostincumbent


Democrat

Uncontested

Kingincumbent


Democrat

77%

Abbott


Republican

21%

>95%

Briscoeincumbent


Democrat

Uncontested

Romeroincumbent


Democrat

65%

Ipson


Republican

35%

>95%

Kotter


Republican

50.7%

Weightincumbent


Democrat

49.3%

>95%

Loubet


Republican

50.4%

Collardincumbent


Democrat

49.6%

>95%
Uncontested

Bolinder


Republican

71%

Pearson


Structure

15%

>95%

Weeks Rohnerincumbent


Republican

49%

>95%

Kwanincumbent


Democrat

62%

Nieto


Republican

38%

>95%

Karzen


Republican

25%

>95%

Owensincumbent


Democrat

70%

>95%

Spackman Mossincumbent


Democrat

67%

McPhie


Republican

33%

>95%

Wheatleyincumbent


Democrat

54%

Johnson


Republican

46%

>95%

Dunniganincumbent


Republican

54%

>95%

Matthewsincumbent


Democrat

57%

Medina


Republican

43%

>95%

Actonincumbent


Republican

Uncontested

Ivoryincumbent


Republican

55%

Goeckeritz


Democrat

45%

>95%

Stoddardincumbent


Democrat

56%

Younger


Republican

40%

>95%

Bennionincumbent


Democrat

63%

Sandberg


Republican

37%

>95%

Spendloveincumbent


Republican

58%

Jack


United Utah

22%

>95%

Eliasonincumbent


Republican

57%

Anderson


Democrat

43%

>95%

Teuscherincumbent


Republican

65%

>95%

Pulsipherincumbent


Republican

Uncontested

Stenquistincumbent


Republican

64%

Johnson


United Utah

36%

>95%

Sturdyincumbent


Republican

70%

Lundgren


United Utah

30%

>95%
>95%

Pierucciincumbent


Republican

70%

Pomeroy


Democrat

30%

>95%
Uncontested

Mossincumbent


Republican

81%

Baker


Libertarian

19%

>95%

Maloyincumbent


Republican

Uncontested

Christoffersonincumbent


Republican

76%

Schreck


Democrat

20%

>95%

Brammerincumbent


Republican

80%

>95%

Hawkinsincumbent


Republican

Uncontested

Petersonincumbent


Republican

Uncontested

Abbottincumbent


Republican

Uncontested

Strattonincumbent


Republican

Uncontested

Kohlerincumbent


Republican

58%

94%

Robertsonincumbent


Republican

Uncontested

Judkinsincumbent


Republican

76%

Anderson


Democrat

24%

>95%

Thurstonincumbent


Republican

61%

>95%

Whyteincumbent


Republican

Uncontested

Burtonincumbent


Republican

80%

Wessman


United Utah

20%

>95%

Weltonincumbent


Republican

Uncontested

Lundincumbent


Republican

84%

Hatch


Structure

16%

>95%

Watkinsincumbent


Republican

Uncontested

Chewincumbent


Republican

Uncontested

Lymanincumbent


Republican

59%

>95%

Albrechtincumbent


Republican

92%

Parry


United Utah

8%

>95%

Shippincumbent


Republican

77%

>95%

Elison


Republican

81%

>95%

Jackincumbent


Republican

Uncontested
Uncontested

Brooksincumbent


Republican

Uncontested

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR UTAH COURT OF APPEALS VACANCY

MEDIA ADVISORY

Nov. 16, 2022 

Contact:

Emma Williams 

Workplace of the Governor

(385) 303-4383, ewilliams@utah.gov

Nominees introduced for Utah Courtroom of Appeals emptiness

SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 16, 2022) – The Appellate Judicial Nominating Fee has chosen nominees for a emptiness on the Utah Courtroom of Appeals. This place outcomes from the affirmation of Decide Jill Pohlman to the Utah Supreme Courtroom on Aug. 17, 2022.

The nominees for the emptiness are: Rita Cornish, Decide, Second District Courtroom; William Hains, Assistant Solicitor Normal, Utah Legal professional Normal’s Workplace; Debra Nelson, Chief Appellate Officer, Indigent Appellate Protection Division; Amy Oliver, Decide, Third District Courtroom; Samantha Slark, Senior Legal professional, Salt Lake Metropolis Company; Jennifer Valencia, Decide, Second District Courtroom; Dallas Younger, Legal professional, Utah County Public Defender Affiliation.

Written feedback will be submitted to the Appellate Judicial Nominating Fee at

judicialvacancies@utah.gov or Fee on Legal and Juvenile Justice, P.O. Field 142330, Salt Lake Metropolis, UT 84114-2330. The deadline for written feedback is midday Nov. 28, 2022. The Nominating Fee might request additional info or conduct an investigation of the nominees after reviewing public feedback. After the general public remark interval, the names shall be despatched to Gov. Spencer J. Cox, who can have 30 days to make an appointment. Gov. Cox’s appointee is topic to affirmation by the Utah Senate.

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Utah Treasurer Election Results 2022: Marlo Oaks Wins

Polls shut at 10 p.m. Japanese in 5 states

Nevada is the final massive swing state of the day, and just about the whole lot is up for grabs: The races for Senate, three Home seats, governor and secretary of state. There’s additionally an unexpectedly aggressive Senate race in Utah between Senator Mike Lee, a Republican, and Evan McMullin, an unbiased.

— Maggie Astor
Nov. 8, 2022