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Utah showing COVID-19 cases decline, led by Salt Lake County

Posted at 6:41 PM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 20:41:14-04

SALT LAKE CITY — FOX 13 News has been tracking coronavirus cases and trends around the state from the beginning of the pandemic, and for the first time, there are strong indications Utah's biggest counties are turning a corner.

It started with Salt Lake County three weeks ago, which was about three weeks after the county implemented its mask mandate.

One week after that, Davis and Weber Counties seemed to turn a corner.

And one week after that, Utah County saw its first significant drop in cases.

This gives hope at a time Utah is seeing more deaths than ever. The orange line on this chart tracks the 7-day rolling average of deaths which has reached five per day, compared with the 7-day rolling average of statewide cases, which has been declining.

If the case trend holds, we should soon see deaths decline.