Live coronavirus updates for Wednesday, March 25: Utah has 346 confirmed cases
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12:30 p.m.: Utah's cases rise to 346

Another 48 people in Utah have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the state's total to 346, the Utah Department of Health reported Wednesday.

Salt Lake County rose to 154 from Tuesday's count of 127, accounting for more than half the increase. Summit County went from 90 cases to 97 and Utah County went from 14 to 19.

Another 1,014 people were tested since Tuesday, the department said.

The state has been increasing its testing capacity with help from private laboratories. Officially, 6,837 people have been tested in Utah, though in the early days of testing, laboratories were not required to report negative tests.

Also, while labs are required to report positive test results immediately, there might be a 72-hour lag in reporting negative tests. There have been no new coronavirus deaths in Utah. The lone fatality is a Davis County man who died Sunday.

— Nate Carlisle

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11:45 a.m.: Salt Lake City accepting emergency loan applications

Salt Lake City Economic Development announced Wednesday that it will now accepting applications for the second round of Salt Lake City's emergency loan program.

"We know many businesses have been deeply impacted by COVID-19 and we're working around the clock to help," said a tweet.

UPDATE: We are now ACCEPTING applications for the 2nd round of #SLC's #EmergencyLoan Program.

We know many businesses have been deeply impacted by COVID-19 and we're working around the clock to help. Application deadline for the 2nd round is Thursday, April 2nd at 11:59pm. — SLC Economic Development (@slcecondev) March 25, 2020

Businesses that want to apply must be located in Salt Lake City limits. The maximum loan amount a business can receive is $20,000 and this can only be used for working capital,…
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