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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.