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How the current cases of COVID-19 in Utah compare to the nation


After months of a wave of delta variants, daily new cases of COVID-19 are declining again across much of the United States.

Since the first known case of COVID-19 was identified in the United States on January 21, 2020, there have been a total of approximately 43,674,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the United States, or 13,349 per 100,000 people.

In Utah, the infection rate is well above the national average. Since the first known case of COVID-19 was reported in Utah on February 25, 2020, there have been 514,773 total infections in the state – or 16,285 per 100,000 people. Of the 50 states and Washington DC, Utah ranks 10th in cumulative COVID-19 cases, adjusted for population.

Although COVID-19 infections are more concentrated in Utah, deaths are not. So far, there have been 2,962 COVID-19-related deaths in Utah, or 94 per 100,000 people. Meanwhile, the national COVID-19 death rate stands at 214 per 100,000 Americans.

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

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Mary Cashion

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