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Utah COVID Cases Expected To Decline Over Next Few Weeks

COVID cases have been on the rise in Utah for several weeks now. But according to new modeling data, the number of cases could decline soon. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracks a number of models. The “ensemble model'' shows a dip in cases nationwide for the next few weeks. The Utah numbers are also expected to drop, but not as dramatically. 


Some longer-term models looking at the next six months are showing that cases will decrease nationwide, meaning fewer hospitalizations and deaths. However, other models are starting to make guesses about waning immunity from the vaccine, and their projections are showing an increase in cases early next year. 

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!