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Utah COVID-19 cases, positivity rates rise as end of mask mandate looms

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Posted at 1:04 PM, Apr 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-07 15:35:55-04

SALT LAKE CITY — With the end of Utah's statewide mask mandate coming this weekend, the state's daily COVID-19 cases and positivity rates continue to rise.

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The Utah Department of Health reported 612 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, and an additional two deaths.

The seven-day rolling average for the percent of positivity of "people over people" now stands at 7.2, more than half-a-percent above where it stood last week.

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As of Wednesday, 1,561,167 vaccines have been administered in Utah, and 140 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state.

With the addition of Wednesday's deaths, Utah's death toll now stands at 2,139:

  • Male, between 65-84, Washington County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death