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Utah Governor 'Frustrated' With Record-Breaking Virus Cases

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says he is feeling “frustrated” as new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continue a streak of record highs. 

He says state health experts are projecting that the numbers will continue to rise dramatically and overwhelm the state’s hospitals if people don’t modify their behavior. The governor says he's concerned that people are feeling fatigued from the pandemic. The state recorded 2,807 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, which brought the seven-day average of new daily cases to 1,943. According to state data, Utah’s positivity average has increased from 18.1% to 19.5% in the past week.