Preliminary data shows about 4,700 new cases as of December 31st
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Utah will close 2021 by breaking its record for the highest new coronavirus cases in one day. Unofficial data from the Utah Department of Health shows that approximately 4,700 new cases have emerged as of December 31 Twitter.
“This would be one of the largest, if not the largest, number of cases in a day,” said the Ministry of Health. “Omicron is here and it’s in motion”
The Ministry of Health does not normally publish data on case numbers on public holidays and weekends, so these numbers are still a preliminary report.
The institution urged Utahns to get vaccines and booster shots. They also recommended that those wishing to attend gatherings this weekend wear face masks.
This is the third day in a row that the state has reported a string of new coronavirus cases that have not occurred in Utah in nearly a year. 3,563 new cases were reported in the state on Thursday – 260 new cases more than the 3,842 reported in Utah on Jan. 7.