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COVID-19 report for Nov. 12: Bear River Health Dist. breaks 200 New-Infection Mark Thursday

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The Bear River Health District broke its previous record for newly reported COVID-19 cases Thursday, with 208.

While the number of new, lab-confirmed COVID-19 infections has been rising at an accelerating rate since schools reopened, June 5 and 6 held onto the record with nearly 200 cases each. Those infections were detected at a targeted testing clinic at an outbreak in a Hyrum meatpacking plant during the first wave of the virus in Cache County.

 

Residents can probably expect to continue to see dramatic increases in COVID-19 statistics as the state of emergency declared in Utah on Sunday include measures to rapidly ramp up testing among young people, who are more likely to carry and spread the virus without ever showing symptoms. Read the rest of the story on HJnews.com.

 

This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.