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Saturday COVID-19 Update: Utah Sees Nearly 3,500 New Cases After Not Reporting Cases Christmas Day


After not reporting cases on Christmas Day, the Utah Department of Health reported 3,489 new COVID-19 cases Saturday.

According to the health department 2,498 of the cases would have been reported on Dec. 25, leaving 991 new cases reported on Saturday. 



Credit Utah Department of Health
Statewide COVID-19 Trends

Many testing locations were closed on Christmas Day. While there was an increase in 12,956 tests administered, only about 4,077 new tests were reported on Saturday. 

Summit County saw 69 new cases, since Thursday - reporting 46 cases on Christmas Day and 23 new cases the day after.   

Credit Summit County Health Department
Summit County COVID-19 Trends

Wasatch County reported 28 new cases over the past two days. The county saw 14 new cases each day. 

Credit Wasatch County Health Department
Wasatch County COVID-19 Trends

Utah’s Department of Health reported 8 new deaths Saturday. To date, 1,212 Utahns have died of the disease, including five from Summit County and 15 from Wasatch County.

Summit County’s seven-day average of positive laboratory tests is about 18.5%, and nearly 24% of tests are coming back positive on average in Wasatch County.  

The statewide 7-day rolling average for positive tests is 24% which is the same as Thursday’s average.

Utah’s Department of Health reported 116 new hospitalizations, over the past two days. There are 481people in the hospital for COVID-19, in the state. Statewide, about 84% of referral center ICU beds are in use. 

Over 2,100 people were vaccinated for COVID-19 since Thursday, bringing the total number to 16,924 first doses administered. The state has received more than 76,000 doses of vaccines.


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