Utah is on track to break a single-day record of new coronavirus infections


Preliminary data shows about 4,700 new cases as of December 31

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Syringes for Utah County residents for COVID-19 vaccination at a former Shopko store in Spanish Fork, Wednesday, January 27, 2021.

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Utah is set to end 2021 by breaking its record for the highest single-day new coronavirus infections. Unofficial data from the Utah Department of Health shows about 4,700 new cases as of December 31, it reported on Twitter.

“This will be one of the largest, if not the largest, number of cases in a single day,” the Health Ministry said. “Omicron is here and it’s moving”

The Ministry of Health usually does not release data on the number of cases during holidays and weekends, so these numbers are still only a preliminary report.

The organization urges Utahns to get vaccinated and get booster shots. They also recommend that people planning to attend gatherings this weekend wear masks.

This is the third day in a row the state has reported a number of new coronavirus cases not seen in Utah in nearly a year. On Thursday, 3,563 new cases were reported in the state – 260 more new cases than the 3,842 reported in Utah on Jan. Utah is on track to break a single-day record of new coronavirus infections

Yasmin Harisha

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