Wednesday COVID-19 Update: More Than 2,600 Cases Statewide As Holiday Season Begins
With the holiday season already in full swing, Utah saw 2,612 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday.
Summit County saw 35 new cases, and in comparison, last Wednesday Summit set a record of 50 new cases.
Wasatch County reported 39 new cases, the highest case count in the county for over two weeks. After a spike, Wasatch County has steadily seen a decrease in new cases.
Utah’s Department of Health reported 24 new deaths Wednesday - bringing the total number to 1,196 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 about 19%, and nearly 27% of tests are coming back positive on average in Wasatch County.
Utah saw an increase of 9,600 people tested. The statewide 7-day rolling average for positive tests is almost 24% which is the same as Monday’s average.
Utah’s Department of Health reported 109 new hospitalizations, Wednesday. There are 560people in the hospital for COVID-19, in the state. Statewide, 92% of referral center ICU beds are in use.
2,862 people were vaccinated for COVID-19 since Tuesday, bringing the total number to 11,380 first doses administered since vaccinations started last week.