Friday COVID-19 Update: Case Averages Continue to Fall in Summit and Wasatch Counties
Friday’s COVID-19 report from the Utah Department of Health showed a continuing decline in statewide averages for positive tests and hospital capacities.
Friday’s 1,216 new COVID-19 cases brought the statewide rolling seven-day average of positive tests down to 1,222, continuing a steady decline seen since an alarming holiday spike in early January. One week ago, the statewide average was roughly 1,500.
Summit County reported 11 new cases on Friday. Wasatch County reported 13.
The rolling seven-day average for the statewide percent of positive tests is now at 16.3%. That number has also been declining, but not as rapidly as the number of positive tests has.
Summit County’s average for the percent of positive tests is currently at 9.1%. Wasatch County is currently at 18.4%.
There are 349 Utahns hospitalized with the disease as of Friday, down 16 from the day before. Statewide COVID-19 referral center ICU capacity is now 79.8% full, which is slightly higher than Thursday’s numbers.
The Health Department also announced 17 additional deaths on Friday, raising the statewide death toll to 1,728. None of Friday’s Deaths were from either Summit or Wasatch Counties.
As of Friday, over 382,000 vaccine doses have been administered, with nearly 89,000 people immunized with their second and final dose.