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Utah health officials report over 2,000 new COVID cases on Wednesday

Rachel Rydalch
The Salt Lake Tribune
Healthcare workers provide testing for coronavirus at a new testing site along Guardsman way in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022.

2,062 new COVID-19 cases were reported by Utah health officials on Wednesday alongside 15 new deaths.

Alongside the release of this information, it has been revealed that the seven-day average for positive tests is now 2,173 per day. The amount of positive tests is currently 34.4% showing that there is still a downward trend of positive tests reported each day. Out of the new cases reported on Wednesday, Utah officials have revealed that school-aged children count for 290 of them.

In total, there have been 907,174 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Utah ever since the virus was first identified back in March 2020 and there have been 4,237 lives lost throughout the state, according to health officials.

Jared Gereau is pursuing a Journalism major with an emphasis in Social Media at Utah State University. He is planning on using his experience to pursue a career with USU Athletics sometime after he graduates. In his free time, Jared enjoys watching movies, playing games and creating content for his YouTube channel.