New COVID-19 cases in Utah drop back below 1,000 following Friday peak

SALT LAKE CITY — The number of newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 dipped slightly in Utah Sunday to 920, the Utah Department of Health reported.

COVID-19 daily infection numbers peaked Friday with 1,117 new cases and dropped slightly to 1,077 Saturday.

State health officials reported no new deaths Sunday. So far, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus has claimed 440 lives in Utah.

Gov. Gary Herbert on Saturday renewed the State of Emergency declaration, allowing him to continue to take certain executive actions relating to COVID-19. The order remains in effect through Oct. 20.

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