Wednesday COVID-19 Update: Utah Reports 23 New COVID-19 Deaths For Second Day In A Row
Utah’s Health Department reported just over 2,570 COVID-19 cases Wednesday, which is lower than last Wednesday when the state reported more than 4,000 new cases.
Summit County saw 18 new cases, and last Wednesday - for comparison - Summit reported 25 new infections.
The Wasatch County Health Department reported 43 new infections. Last Wednesday the county saw its highest daily count with 72 new cases.
Summit County’s seven-day average of positive laboratory tests is currently around 24%, and just over 28% of tests are coming back positive on average in Wasatch County.
The percent for positive test results on Wednesday in the state is about 23%. The statewide 7-day rolling average is just under 27% which is down from Tuesday’s percentage.
And the department announced 23 new COVID-19 deaths, for the second day in a row. Utah has seen almost 1,000 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic. Summit County has seen five and Wasatch County has reported 13.
Utah’s Department of Health reported 102 new hospitalizations Wednesday. There are 581 people in the hospital for COVID-19, in the state. And over 93% of referral center 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.