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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.

Saturday COVID-19 Update: Summit and Wasatch County Decline, ICUs Over 100% Capacity

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After the Utah Department of Health’s data system was taken offline late Thursday for server maintenance, Friday’s COVID-19 numbers were believed to be artificially low. With the system fully updated, numbers are now current.

The Health Department announced that roughly 1,100 cases were part of the missing numbers for Friday, bringing that daily total to roughly 3,200. Saturday’s adjusted total is roughly 2,500 new cases.

3,692 total cases were reported on Saturday, including the additional cases not included in Friday’s numbers.

Summit and Wasatch County fared well on Saturday with Summit reporting 24 new cases and Wasatch 28. Numbers for both counties have been declining this week after a post-thanksgiving spike in new infections.

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The statewide rolling seven-day average for positive tests is now 2,706 per day. The average of positive laboratory tests is 25.8%.

The Health Department reported 544 Utahns are currently hospitalized with the disease, down from 568 on Friday. However, statewide referral center ICUs are reported to be at 101.7% capacity. 85% is considered to be effectively “full” once factors like room sterilization protocols and patient rotations are taken into account. 

Additionally, 13 more COVID-19 deaths were reported, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,038. None of Saturday’s deaths were from either Summit or Wasatch County.

A statewide mask order is in effect until further notice.