Anti-mask protests ensue at Herbert’s, Cox’s homes as state reports nearly 2,700 cases Sunday

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SALT LAKE CITY — Even as Utah health officials and hospitals deal with ever-growing COVID-19 case counts, some residents remain upset about the statewide mask mandate and other temporary restrictions recently put in place by Gov. Gary Herbert and the Utah Department of Health.

Under the public health order that went into effect Nov. 9, casual social gatherings between people of separate households are halted until Nov. 23, as well as most extracurricular activities except for intercollegiate athletic events and high school athletic championship games and practices.

On Sunday, Utah health officials reported 2,667 additional COVID-19 cases and eight deaths. The new cases were confirmed out of 10,485 people tested, with a 25.4% positive rate, according to the Utah Department of Health. The rolling seven-day average for new cases is 2,985 per day, and the average positive test rate is 24.34%.

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