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Utah Governor To Lift Requirement Limiting Social Gatherings

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said a new order coming next week will lift the requirement to limit social gatherings to people in an immediate household. Herbert also said he would maintain the state’s mask mandate. The governor urged caution ahead of Thanksgiving weekend. Utah on Thursday reported a record 18 new deaths as a result of the coronavirus along with a record-high daily case figure of 3,968 people. The state reported 535 current hospitalizations from the virus. Nearly 730 Utah residents have been reported as hospitalized this past week, the most in any seven-day period since the pandemic began.