Monday COVID-19 Update: Summit County Reports 13 New Cases, Wasatch County Reports 10
Utah saw another 1,196 new COVID-19 cases today. And the state’s health department reported no new COVID-19 related deaths.
On Monday, Summit County reported 13 new COVID-19 cases, last Monday they reported 27 new cases. The county saw its highest rate of new daily cases Saturday, when the department of health reported 34 new infections.
Wasatch County saw 10 new cases Monday, last Monday they reported 23 new cases. On Friday, Wasatch County also 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 21.2%. And in Wasatch 20.6% of tests are coming back positive on average — both counties have higher averages than the state’s at 19%.
The state reported no new deaths — there have been 614 COVID-19 related deaths 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 348 people hospitalized with COVID-19, in the state. At this time last week, there were 299 people hospitalized. Nearly 72% of all ICU beds are in use.
Both 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.