Utahns are catching COVID-19 at home, data shows

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SALT LAKE CITY — As household spread of COVID-19 cases continues to account for more cases in the state than any other known source, state health officials are urging Utahns to work to prevent transmission in their homes.

As of Sunday, 17,931 of the state’s 46,652 confirmed cases since the pandemic began were transmitted between family members or roommates, according to data from the Utah Department of Health. That compares to just 5,159 cases known to have spread through social interactions, and 2,352 through workplaces.

State officials and others have warned that large households are especially at risk of outbreaks.

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