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Jail Outbreak Aside, Cache County's COVID-19 Rates Slowly Increasing

Cache County’s latest COVID-19 infection numbers include a spike in cases, much of which local epidemiologists are attributing to an outbreak at the Cache County Jail.

On Friday, the Bear River Health Department reported 42 new coronavirus infections in Cache County, along with 74 on Thursday. Prior to Thursday, the county’s rolling 7-day average had been hovering around 20 new cases daily. After the spike, that rolling average is up to about 27 new cases daily.


“Aside from the jail outbreak, it’s pretty normal growth from what we expected from where we were in the past two weeks,” said BRHD Epidemiologist Caleb Harrison. “A pretty slow and steady increase.” 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.