Record 911 COVID-19 cases in one day a ‘wake-up call’ for Utah

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SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health on Thursday reported a whopping 911 new cases of COVID-19 — the largest daily increase in Utah so far during the pandemic.

It comes weeks after cases were starting to plateau.

“We need to take immediate action to prevent unnecessary deaths,” said Dr. Angela Dunn, state epidemiologist with the Utah Department of Health.

She said the largest outbreaks are occurring in Utah County, but jumps in cases are happening all over the state, including in schools.

To date in Utah, there have been 60,658 known infections, though, more than half are presumed recovered.

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