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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.

Tuesday COVID-19 Update: Wasatch County Sees Two New COVID-19 Related Deaths

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Wasatch County saw two new COVID-19 related deaths Tuesday. Wasatch County has reported 11 deaths since the start of the pandemic and Summit has reported one. 

Both of the Wasatch County residents who died of COVID-19 were between 65-85 years-old, and both were women. One was hospitalized at the time of death and the health department didn’t provide information about if the other woman was hospitalized or a long-term care facility resident. 

Along with the two Wasatch County deaths, the state announced 9 other deaths  — there have been 672 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic in the state. 

Utah also reported 2,517 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday. And the department of health reported 435 people in the hospital for COVID-19. This time last week there were 366 people hospitalized. 

Summit County saw 18 new COVID-19 cases, and last Tuesday - for comparison - Summit reported 21 new infections. 

 

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And in Wasatch County, the health department reported 21 new cases, last Tuesday the county saw 30. 

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Summit County’s seven-day average of positive laboratory tests is currently at 19.9%, and 24.5% of tests are coming back positive in Wasatch County. The percent for positive test results in the state is 21.9%. Only a month ago, the state’s average of positive tests was 13.7%.

Under new health orders from Governor Gary Herbert, masks are required in all businesses and all social gatherings are limited to same households for the next two weeks. 

 

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