Provo, UT – The Utah Department of Health has reported an increase of 194 cases and no additional deaths.
The number of COVID-19 deaths in 2021 has already surpassed the number of coronavirus deaths in 2020.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will stop investigating any breakthrough COVID-19 infections among fully vaccinated people.
Utah isn’t expecting a significant spike in COVID-19 cases from last weekend’s Memorial Day gatherings that marked the start of a summer with fewer virus restrictions, unlike what the state and the rest of the country experienced after past holiday celebrations.
Gov. Spencer Cox signed into law 16 bills passed by the Utah Legislature in a special session, including a bill appropriating over $1.6 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funds and a bill to ban face mask requirements in schools beginning next school year.
The effort to vaccinate Utahns against COVID-19 is shifting away from mass vaccination sites. Now, vaccines are being made more widely available in doctor’s offices, pharmacies and temporary walk-up clinics set up in businesses, churches, communities and soon, at summer festivals.