Utah has reported a record high number of new Covid-19 cases — 850 — over the last 24 hours, state health data shows.
This is the highest daily case increase the state has reported, according to records that go back to early March.
The previous record for new Covid-19 cases was 729 reported on June 8.
Utah does not have a statewide mask order in place, but at least two counties, Salt Lake and Summit, have been given permission by Gov. Gary Herbert to enact countrywide mandates, according to CNN affiliate KSTU. There is also a new mandate for masks to be worn in K-12 schools.
The governor challenged his state’s residents to get Utah’s seven-day rolling average below 500 cases by August 1 by, in part, wearing masks.