Tuesday COVID-19 Update: Wasatch County Reports Second Highest Daily Count with 58 New Cases
Utah’s Health Department reported 2,510 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday and 1,897 cases Monday.
The department announced 19 new COVID-19 deaths. There have been 890 COVID-19 related deaths in the state since the start of the pandemic. Summit County has seen five COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic and Wasatch County has reported 13.
The 7-day rolling average of new cases in the state is now 2,292 per day.
Summit County saw 25 new cases, and last Tuesday - for comparison - Summit reported 16 new infections. On Monday, the county saw 30 new cases.
The Wasatch County Health Department reported 58 new infections, which is the second highest reported number to date. Last Tuesday the county saw 41 new cases. On Monday, the county reported 45.
Summit County’s seven-day average of positive laboratory tests is currently about 13%, and 25.5% of tests are coming back positive in Wasatch County. The percent for positive test results in the state is about 22%, which is up from Monday’s percentage of 21.5%.
Utah’s Department of Health reported 144 new hospitalizations Tuesday. There are 575 people in the hospital for COVID-19, in the state. And 79.1% of all ICU beds are currently in use.
Summit and Wasatch Counties along with 24 other counties in the state are in the high risk level of Utah’s COVID-19 transmission index. But there have been alterations to the original guidelines, now masks are mandated throughout the state and limits on social gathers are suggested not required.