Tuesday COVID-19 Update: Wasatch Records Record 30 Cases, Summit County 21
Wasatch County had a record-breaking day of COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, reporting 30 new infections.
Wasatch County’s report of 30 cases is two higher than the previous record of 28 from October 29th.
Wasatch County has set three records for cases in a day since October 25th and the county’s seven-day average of positive laboratory tests is currently at 20.6%, 1.5% higher than the statewide average of 19.1%
Summit County reported 21 new cases and a seven-day average of positive tests of 16.7%
Statewide, the Utah Department of Health reported 1,669 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, with 366 Utahns currently hospitalized -- an increase of 65 from one week ago. Statewide ICU capacity is at 73.7%
The Health Department also reported six new COVID-19 deaths, three men and three women, all over the age of 45. Neither Summit or Wasatch County has reported any new deaths on Tuesday.
Both Summit and Wasatch County are still in the high transmission risk level of Utah’s COVID-19 Index. In total, 23 of Utah’s 29 counties are considered high transmission areas. A high transmission area means masks must be worn in public spaces and social gatherings are also restricted to fewer than 10 people.
In order to get a COVID-19 test at the Intermountain Heber Valley Hospital, patients will now have to schedule an appointment at the hospital’s arrival window. A link to Intermountain’s online screening and appointment tool can be found here.