Utah’s weekend COVID-19 case numbers drive down 7-day average

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LOGAN – The Saturday and Sunday COVID-19 caseload reports from the Utah Department of Health were low enough to continue to drive the rolling seven-day average for positive tests down both days.

There were 345 positive cases statewide Saturday and 331 more Sunday leaving the new seven-day average at 357 new positive cases. It is the first time since early-June that the state averaged fewer than 400 new cases a day for an entire week.

Friday the state announced a new public health order requiring students returning to school to wear face masks, in the effort to manage coronavirus outbreaks.

The weekend numbers from the Bear River Health District were low — two cases Saturday and three Sunday. There was speculation there might be spiking numbers ahead in northern Utah after crowd photos at the county rodeo last week showed few wearing masks and no social distancing.

Bear River Health Department public information officer Josh Greer had an explanation.

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