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Cox Gives National Interview About Rising COVID-19 Delta Variant Cases In Utah

No new coronavirus cases and vaccination numbers were released over the weekend due to the Independence Day holiday, but Utah remains front and center nationally as the delta variant continues to spread rapidly throughout the state.In an interview with CBS Face the Nation, Governor Spencer Cox says Utah is “certainly seeing the delta variant rise in our state, which is concerning. Hospitalizations are rising again.” Cox says the good news is the adult population is getting vaccinated at the same rate as the rest of the country.

 

Cox is continuing to encourage Utahns to get vaccinated in order to slow the spread. According to the latest numbers, Utah has 254 people in the hospital battling COVID-19, 2,378 Utahns have died from the virus and the latest 7-day rolling average of positive tests is 401 per day.

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!