Sunday COVID-19 Update: Utah Sees Another 1,854 New COVID-19 Cases As Hospitilzation Rates Increase
As COVID-19 death rates and hospitalization rates continue to increase in Utah, the state saw another 1,854 new cases.
On Sunday, Summit County reported 19 new COVID-19 cases. The county saw its highest rate of new daily cases Saturday, when the department of health reported 34 new infections.
Wasatch County saw 13 new cases Sunday. On Friday, Wasatch County broke their record of daily reported cases when they saw 28 new infections in one day.
The 7-day rolling average for positive test results in Summit County is 15.5%. And in Wasatch the average is 20.6% — which is higher than the state’s at 18.7%.
The state reported another ten deaths — bringing the total to 614 since the start of the pandemic. Summit and Wasatch Counties have not reported any new deaths in the past week. Summit County has seen one COVID-19 related death since the start of the pandemic and Wasatch County has reported nine.
There are currently 342 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state. This is an increase of 25 people since Saturday. Nearly 74% of all ICU beds are in use.
Both Summit and Wasatch Counties — along with 21 other counties in the state — are in the high transmission risk level of Utah’s COVID-19 Index. This means residents must wear masks in public spaces, like stores and restaurants. Social gatherings are also restricted to fewer than 10 people.