How Current COVID-19 Cases In Utah Compare To The Nation –

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Despite the ongoing vaccination effort, new daily cases of COVID-19 are on the rise in much of the United States.

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Since the first known COVID-19 case was identified in the U.S. on Jan. 21, 2020, there have been a total of about 48,983,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the United States — or 14,972 for every 100,000 people.

In Utah, the infection rate is far higher than the national average. Since the first known case of COVID-19 was reported in Utah on Feb. 25, 2020, there have been 601,952 total infections in the state — or 19,042 for every 100,000 people. Of all 50 states and Washington D.C., Utah ranks No. 6 by cumulative COVID-19 cases, adjusted for population.

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Though COVID-19 infections are more concentrated in Utah, deaths are not. So far, there have been 3,595 COVID-19 related deaths in Utah, or 114 for every 100,000 people. Meanwhile, the national COVID-19 death rate stands at 239 per 100,000 Americans.

Like some other states with a higher than average COVID-19 infection rate,Utah did not implement strict measures early in the pandemic to help slow the virus’s spread. Utah was one of only eight states that did not issue a statewide stay-at-home order during the initial wave of the virus.

All COVID-19 data used in this story are current as of Dec. 8, 2021.

These are all the counties in Utah where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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