Utah coronavirus cases continue to fall, but deaths on the rise

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While the number of daily coronavirus infections continues its downward trajectory, there is one trend that is moving in the opposite direction.
Deaths due to COVID-19 are up. There have been 83 new deaths over the past week compared to just 59 the week before.
Vaccinations administered in past day/total vaccinations • 14,243 / 716,536.
As vaccinations continue to ramp up across the country, Utah announced this week that it will receive the newly authorized Johnson & Johnson version Wednesday. That particular vaccine requires only one dose and can be stored more easily compared to the Pfizer and Moderna iterations, which require two doses.
“This is a testament to modern research, science, public health and medicine. We are in a race to save as many lives as possible through vaccines,” Utah Gov. Spencer Cox said in a statement Friday. “This vaccine will do that. Remember, all three vaccines are safe and effective. You can have confidence that any of them will protect you and those around you from COVID-19.”
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