Sunday COVID-19 Update: 1,994 New Cases Statewide, Summit County Sees 31, Wasatch Sees 12
Daily COVID-19 cases in Utah are continuing on a downward trend. The state saw just under 2,000 new cases Sunday, the lowest case count for a Sunday in 7 weeks, excluding Thanksgiving weekend.
Summit County saw 31 new cases, and last Sunday - for comparison - Summit reported 23 new infections.
The Wasatch County Health Department reported 12 new cases, the lowest daily case count in over six weeks. Last Sunday the county saw 18 new cases.
Utah’s Department of Health reported 7 new deaths Sunday - bringing the total number to 1,155 since the start of the pandemic. Summit County has seen five COVID-19 deaths and Wasatch County has reported 15.
Summit County’s seven-day average of positive laboratory tests is about 16%, and almost 27% of tests are coming back positive on average in Wasatch County. The statewide 7-day rolling average is about 27% which is up from Saturday’s average.
Utah’s Department of Health reported 71 new hospitalizations Sunday. There are 557 people in the hospital for COVID-19, in the state. And almost 99% of referral center ICU beds are currently in use, which is down from Saturday.
The Utah Department of Health started to report the number of people vaccinated for COVID-19 in the state. The department reported 3,648 first doses of the vaccine have been administered which hasn’t increased since Saturday.
In Phase 1 of Utah’s vaccine distribution plan, healthcare personnel who work in high-risk environments are first in line. Other healthcare workers are next, along with school staff and first responders.