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The cruelest month: November's COVID-19 toll on Utah counties

Posted at 5:18 PM, Dec 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-01 19:22:32-05

SALT LAKE CITY — November was the cruelest month of the COVID-19 pandemic in Utah, with deaths spreading to parts of the state that were largely untouched through the Spring and Summer.

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Statewide, known active cases decreased in the last week of November, though Thanksgiving weekend meant the closure of most testing locations and curtailed hours at those that remained open.

The two-week rate of know positives for COVID-19 through Nov. 30 was one-in-75 Utahns, compared with one-in-72 the previous week.

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Wasatch County has the highest rate of positive cases: 1 in 58. Here’s the whole chart: