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Tuesday COVID-19 Update: Statewide Numbers Decline with 1,915 New Cases

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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.

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Summit County COVID-19 Trends

The Wasatch County Health Department reported 26 new cases. Last Tuesday the county saw 16 new cases.

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Wasatch County COVID-19 Trends

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.

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