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Wednesday COVID-19 Update: Utah Reports 2,335 Cases As Summit County Sees 26 Cases, Wasatch Sees 22

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  Utah’s 7-day rolling average for new COVID-19 cases is nearing 2,600 per day. And new hospitalizations in the state continue to rise.

 

 

Utah’s Department of Health announced 2,335 new COVID-19 cases. The 7-day rolling average of new cases is now 2,584 per day. 

Summit County saw 26 new cases, and last Wednesday - for comparison - Summit reported 31 new infections. 

 

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Summit County COVID-19 Trends

And in Wasatch County, the health department reported 22 new cases, last Wednesday the county saw 8. 

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Wasatch County COVID-19 Trends (from Tuesday)

Summit County’s seven-day average of positive laboratory tests is currently at 14.4%, and 24.5% of tests are coming back positive in Wasatch County. The percent for positive test results in the state is 22.6%. Only a month ago, the state’s average of positive tests was 13.9%.

Utah’s Department of Health reported 111 new hospitalizations Wednesday. Now, there are 446 people in the hospital for COVID-19 in the state. This time last week there were 382 people hospitalized. 

The state reported six new deaths — there have been 678 COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic. Wasatch County reported two new deaths Tuesday. Since the start of the pandemic, Summit County has seen one COVID-19 related death and Wasatch County has reported 11. 

Under new health orders from Governor Gary Herbert, masks are required in all businesses indefinitely and all social gatherings between different households are off limits until Nov. 23. 

 

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