Monday COVID-19 Update: Lowest Statewide Cases Since September
Utah saw its lowest daily COVID-19 case count since September Monday.
The Utah Department of Health announced 514 new COVID-19 cases Monday. The last time daily cases were this low was the beginning of September.
There were 3,653 people tested for the first time, and 7,216 total tests administered.
The statewide 7-day rolling average of percent positivity for “people over people” is around 15%, meaning the total of unique individuals who tested positive divided by the unique number of people tested. And 7% of “tests over tests” are positive, meaning total positive tests divided by the total number of tests administered.
These new measures account for people who have repeatedly taken tests after getting a positive or negative result.
Summit County reported 9 new cases. In comparison, last Monday, Summit saw 6 cases.
Wasatch County reported 8 new cases. Last Monday, the county saw 16.
Utah’s Department of Health reported two new deaths. To date, 1,738 Utahns have died due to COVID-19, including seven from Summit County and 17 from Wasatch County.
Utah’s Department of Health reported 27 new hospitalizations. There are 308people in the hospital for COVID-19, in the state. Statewide, around 79% of referral center ICU beds are in use.
A reported, 3,087 people were vaccinated for COVID-19 since Sunday, bringing the total number to 417,024 doses administered. Both Summit and Wasatch Counties are registering to vaccinate residents 70-years or older.