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Utah ranks 47th on a list of states where COVID is spreading fastest

a cartoon virion with a red membrane and blue proteins encapsulating the Earth
Philippa Steinberg
Innovative Genomics Institute
COVID cases are still occurring around the world.

A USA TODAY Network analysis of Johns Hopkins University data ranks Utah 47th on the list of states where COVID is spreading the fastest.

With Utah COVID cases down 6.2% last week from the week before, the state follows the nationwide trend in decreasing cases.

The average number of ICU cases in Utah increased 52.4% in the same period, from 17 to 25.9 cases, which may create more strain on hospitals. Utah’s Department of Health and Human Services reports that 69.5% of all ICU beds are occupied.

Caroline Long is a science reporter at UPR. She is curious about the natural world and passionate about communicating her findings with others. As a PhD student in Biology at Utah State University, she spends most of her time in the lab or at the coyote facility, studying social behavior. In her free time, she enjoys making art, listening to music, and hiking.