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Utah breaks daily record for COVID-19 cases as Thanksgiving holiday approaches

| Nov 20, 2020 | Utah

A record 4,588 Utah residents were diagnosed with COVID-19 on Friday. 17 Utahans died from COVID-19 on the same day -- one of the state’s highest daily death counts so far. Utah’s daily death rate has risen 42.9% in the past week. The state’s daily cases have been quickly rising...[ Read More ]

Washington DOH updates its COVID-19 vaccine administration plan

| Nov 19, 2020 | Washington

On Thursday the Washington State Department of Health announced 6 facilities that have been approved in the state to administer the COVID-19 vaccine once it is released. The department did not identify the specific facilities. Three hundred and seventy five health care providers have already applied to administer vaccines, so...[ Read More ]

Utah immunization program leader reveals tentative COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan

| Nov 18, 2020 | Utah

In a media briefing on Wednesday morning, Rich Lakin, Immunization Program Manager at the Utah Department of Health (DOH), discussed the details of the state’s phased distribution plan for COVID-19 vaccines. He also discussed  key differences between the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines’ implementation.  Lakin continually stated that these plans are...[ Read More ]

UW professor highlights the disparate COVID-19 experience of minority communities in King County

| Nov 17, 2020 | Washington

Significant disparities have been observed between different racial minorities’ experiences with COVID-19, according to data presented by Dr. Danny Colombara last Thursday at an online seminar hosted by the UW’s Whole U Organization. Five months ago, Dr. Colombara, adjunct professor at the UW School of Public Health, began compiling data...[ Read More ]

Gov. Kate Brown announces statewide two-week freeze to stop rapid spread of COVID-19

| Nov 13, 2020 | Oregon

Governor Kate Brown today announced a statewide Two-Week Freeze, implementing new measures to limit gatherings and stop the rapid spread of COVID-19 across Oregon. The Two-Week Freeze measures will be in effect from Nov. 18 through Dec. 2, statewide. These risk reduction measures are critical in limiting the spread of...[ Read More ]

Dunleavy says surge in COVID cases and hospitalizations poses “urgent risk”

Emily Boerger | Nov 12, 2020 | Alaska

Through an emergency text message sent Thursday, Gov. Mike Dunleavy warned Alaskans that the state is facing “an escalating crisis” as new COVID cases and hospitalizations surge. On Saturday, the Department of Health and Social Services announced a record-high 604 new COVID cases. This peak comes after a month of triple-digit...[ Read More ]

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