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'Concerning' Evidence Of Community Spread As Vaccinations Delayed

As the second dose of COVID-19 vaccinations rolls out for frontline and healthcare workers, the percent-positivity of testing shows a high amount of community spread both statewide and in the Bear River Health District.

Of the 317 new tests in Cache County reported on the BRHD website on Tuesday, more than one third were positive, as has been the trend in the district over the past week. The rolling 7-day average percent-positivity is 36.1% in Cache County.


“It continues to increase, which means we know that we have the disease at a high level in our community. That’s concerning,” said Jordan Mathis, the incoming director of the Bear River Health Department. Read the rest of the story on


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