Utah is seeing a statewide ‘sharp spike’ in COVID-19 cases, state’s epidemiologist says

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Dr. Angela Dunn, the state’s epidemiologist known for measuring her words carefully, was blunt Wednesday: “We have increased spread of COVID-19 in Utah.”

The continuing “sharp spike” — as the state reported another 295 confirmed coronavirus cases — is “not explained easily by a single outbreak or increase in testing,” Dunn said at the state’s weekly media briefing. “This is a statewide trend.”

Wednesday’s case count was the second largest one-day rise in cases since the pandemic began. The record, of 343 cases, was set on Friday. The state has seen jumps of at least 200 cases each day for the last seven days — an increase of 1,791 cases statewide in a week.
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