The recent uptick of COVID-19 cases over the weekend is worrying health officials.

The surge has been linked to Utahns between the ages of 15 and 24, the college-age population, as people within that age group now make up 25-percent of cases in the state.

Officials say one could have predicted that as schools started back up and people returned to campuses that additional COVID-19 cases would be reported, but it is too early to say with certainty what exactly is causing the surge.

The uptick from Friday, Saturday and Sunday added nearly two-thousand new cases to the total, with Utah County seeing more of the cases than anywhere else in the state.

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