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Utah's COVID-19 case spike spans the state's biggest counties

Posted at 9:59 PM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 23:59:55-04

Utah is now 13 days into a spike of COVID-19 cases that spans much of the state.

May 27 was the last day that the Utah Department of Health reported fewer than 200 new confirmed cases. Some of those days have been marked by extremely high counts from Cache County, which had not previously been a hotbed.

As FOX 13 has reported, the Cache County spike is largely due to an outbreak at the JBS Meat facility there.

But the outbreak in Cache County is not enough to explain the overall increase.

Take a look at the week-to-week counts of new cases in many of Utah's biggest counties:

Weekly COVID-19 case increases: June 9