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


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. 


Credit Summit County Health Department

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

Credit Wasatch County Health Department

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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