Tuesday COVID-19 Update: More Than 2,300 Cases Statewide, Almost 2,000 More Vaccines Administered
Utah saw 2,302 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, with an increase of 8,360 people tested. Testing in the state has steadily decreased this past month as percent of positive test results have stayed over 20%.
Summit County saw 29 new cases, and last Tuesday - for comparison - Summit reported 19 new cases.
Wasatch County reported 26 new cases, which is the same number reported last Tuesday.
Utah’s Department of Health reported 12 new deaths Tuesday - bringing the total number just over 1,173 since the start of the pandemic. Wasatch County has seen 15 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic and Summit County has seen five.
Summit County’s seven-day average of positive laboratory tests is more than 17%, and nearly 27% of tests are coming back positive on average in Wasatch County. The statewide 7-day rolling average for positive tests is almost 24% which is up from Monday’s average.
Utah’s Department of Health reported 116 new hospitalizations, Tuesday. There are 544people in the hospital for COVID-19, in the state. Almost 91% of referral center ICU beds are currently in use.
Almost 2,000 people were vaccinated for COVID-19 since Monday, bringing the total number to just over 8,500 first doses administered. Utah has received 25,000 vaccines since delivery started last week.