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Utah sees recording-breaking COVID-19 testing numbers after Thanksgiving

TestUtah is seeing record-breaking numbers as many Utahns are lining up to make sure they are safe after their Thanksgiving gatherings and travel.Nomi Health spokesperson Carolina Herrin says the company recently did 9,600 tests in a single day, which is the most they’ve ever done in a day since the pandemic started.


The state health department says testing has already been increasing as we moved into fall seasons. The department says demand for testing went down significantly in the summer, only to bounce back up in the fall, remaining consistently high since September.


Herrin does not want anyone to be deterred by long lines or wait times for COVID-19 tests. She says the lines move really quickly and it only takes about 15 minutes to get results.

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!