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Wednesday COVID-19 Update: 1,591 New Cases Statewide, 27 Cases In Summit County, 16 In Wasatch

Statewide COVID-19 case numbers continue on a downward trend. Summit and Wasatch Counties have also seen a decrease in new cases.

The Utah Department of Health announced 1,591 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, which is about 400 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week. 

The state reported an increase of 9,149 new tests administered. On average, about 17% of tests are coming back positive statewide, which is the same as Tuesday’s average.

Summit County reported 27 new cases. In comparison, last Wednesday Summit County saw 39 cases.


Credit Summit County Health Department
Summit County COVID-19 Case Trends

Wasatch County reported 16 new cases. Last Wednesday, Wasatch saw 32.   

Credit Wasatch County Health Department
Wasatch County COVID-19 Case Trends

Utah’s Department of Health reported 12 new deaths. To date, 1,697 Utahns have died due to COVID-19, including seven from Summit County and 16 from Wasatch County.

Utah’s Department of Health reported 72 new hospitalizations. There are 352people in the hospital for COVID-19, in the state. Statewide, around 78.5% of referral center ICU beds are in use. 

A reported, 19,722 people were vaccinated for COVID-19 since Tuesday, bringing the total number to 345,179 doses administered. Both Summit and Wasatch Counties are registering to vaccinate residents 70-years or older.

Jessica joins KPCW as a general assignment reporter and Sunday Weekend Edition host. A Florida native, she graduated from the University of Florida with degrees in English — concentrating in film studies — and journalism. Before moving to Utah, she spent time in Atlanta, GA.