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0000017b-652b-d50a-a3ff-f7efb02e0000KPCW's COVID-19 news coverage for Summit County and Wasatch County, Utah. 0000017b-652b-d50a-a3ff-f7efb02f0000You can also visit the Utah Department of Health, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization websites for additional information.

Wednesday COVID-19 Update: Summit County Reports 31 New Cases, Wasatch County Reports 8

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Utah saw another high day of new COVID-19 cases Wednesday. The State's Department of Health Reported 2,110 new COVID-19 cases. This is the second highest number of new daily cases announced. Last Friday, the state saw it’s highest reported daily case count, with 2,266 new infections. 

Summit County saw 31 new cases, last Wednesday — for comparison — Summit reported 28 new infections. 

 

 

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Credit Summit County Health Department

And in Wasatch County, the health department reported 8 new cases, last Wednesday the county saw 14. Wasatch County had a record-breaking day of COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, when the health department reported 30 new infections.

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Credit Wasatch County Health Department

Summit County’s seven-day average of positive laboratory tests is currently at 16.3% and Wasatch’s percent positive is 20.6%. The percent for positive test results in the state is 19.1%

The state reported 6 new deaths — there have been 625 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 382 people hospitalized with COVID-19, in the state. At this time last week, there were 299 people hospitalized. Nearly 75% 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.

Thursday Governor Gary Herbert is expected to give his weekly COVID-19 briefing and update.

 

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