‘Preliminary and unofficial’ data shows highest number of COVID-19 cases in a single day


SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Department of Health shared “preliminary unofficial data” on social media Friday that shows the state has seen “approximately 4,700” new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

While we no longer officially report #COVID-19 data on holidays and weekends, a snapshot of today’s unofficial preliminary data shows around 4,700 new cases, ”the report reads. Tweeter.

Friday’s “unofficial” report is one of the highest numbers of single-day cases in the state.

“Omicron is here, and it’s on the move,” one of their tweets read.

They urged all Utahns to get vaccinated or receive their booster dose if they haven’t already, adding that “it is essential to do it now”.

Health officials have also said to get tested immediately if you start showing symptoms.

“If your test is positive, stay home and away from others,” reads another of theirs. tweets.

They concluded their Twitter feed by encouraging everyone to wear a mask if they attend a rally this holiday weekend.


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  • Get the vaccine and a booster dose if it has been more than six months (Pfizer / Moderna) since your second dose or two months (D&J) since your first
  • Avoid close contact with people who may be sick
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
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  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.

The CDC recommends that Americans continue to wear fabric face covers in public places where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (eg, grocery stores and drugstores).



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