Utah’s rolling average of new COVID-19 cases passes 500 for first time since July

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Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson provides a preview of a report detailing the county’s six-month battle with COVID-19 during a press conference at the Salt Lake County Emergency Coordination Center in South Salt Lake on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. | Scott G Winterton, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s rolling average of daily new COVID-19 cases surpassed 500 for the first time since July on Tuesday, health officials reported. On Tuesday, 562 cases were confirmed out of 3,930 tests — a 14.3% positive rate, according to the Utah Department of Health. Now 59,000 of 725,612 people have tested positive for the disease in Utah since the pandemic began, a rate of 8.1%. The rolling seven-day average for new cases is 522 per day, and the average...

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Utah’s rolling average of new COVID-19 cases passes 500 for first time since July

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