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Davis County reports 87 percent increase in COVID-19 cases

Posted at 9:46 PM, Jun 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-24 23:46:59-04

The Davis County Health Department reported an 87 percent increase in positive COVID-19 cases in the past week.

“It raises flags, what is next week going to bring,” Brian Hatch, Davis County Health Dept. Dir, said.

While the increase is concerning, it’s not unexpected, Hatch said.

“Those restrictions as they lift, is just the opposite for the risk of COVID in our community. That risk increases,” he said.

There is not one particular spot that accounts for the increase, Hatch said. Through contract tracing and targeted testing they have identified more people with the virus.

“We’ve had worksite, daycares, we’ve had long term care facilities and a lot of it is household transmission still occurring,” he said.

This is not the time to let your guard down, Hatch said.

“All of those messages that we’ve been hearing from the beginning become that much more important to control the outbreak,” he said.