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Utah sees new spike in COVID hospitalizations and deaths

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As Utah hits another spike of COVID-19, deaths and hospitalizations relating to the virus are continuing to rise.

In a report made on Thursday, the Utah Department of Health reported 213 hospitalizations and 12 new deaths relating to COVID-19 just in the past week. The department also reported that there were 7,502 new COVID cases throughout the state within that same week.

With this recent spike, the new 7-day average for positive COVID tests has risen to 1,074 a day. Of those diagnosed, 173 people are currently hospitalized.

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.