Tuesday COVID-19 Update: Statewide Numbers Decline with 1,915 New Cases
As daily COVID-19 cases have started to trend downwards, Utah began to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to some healthcare workers Tuesday.
Utah’s Health Department reported 1,915 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, the lowest reported case count for a Tuesday in over a month.
Summit County saw 19 new cases, and last Tuesday - for comparison - Summit reported 18 new infections.
The Wasatch County Health Department reported 26 new cases. Last Tuesday the county saw 16 new cases.
Utah’s Department of Health reported 15 new deaths Tuesday - bringing the total number to 1,077 since the start of the pandemic. Summit County has seen five COVID-19 deaths and Wasatch County has reported 14.
Summit County’s seven-day average of positive laboratory tests is about 16%, and just over 27% of tests are coming back positive on average in Wasatch County.
The percent for positive test results on Tuesday in the state was about 21%. The statewide 7-day rolling average is about 23% which is down from Monday’s average.
Utah’s Department of Health reported 99 new hospitalizations Tuesday. There are 553 people in the hospital for COVID-19, in the state. And almost 93% of referral center ICU beds are currently in use, which is down from Monday.
A statewide mask order is in effect until further notice.