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0000017b-652b-d50a-a3ff-f7efb02e0000KPCW's COVID-19 news coverage for Summit County and Wasatch County, Utah. 0000017b-652b-d50a-a3ff-f7efb02f0000You can also visit the Utah Department of Health, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization websites for additional information.

Saturday COVID Update: Eight Reported Deaths, but State and County Numbers Lowest Since Early Fall

The Utah Department of Health reported eight more COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, but saw state and county infection numbers the lowest since late summer and early fall of last year.


Saturday’s eight deaths brings the statewide death toll from the disease to 1,842. None of Saturday’s deaths were from either Summit or Wasatch Counties.


The Health Department reported 778 new cases of the disease, further dropping the seven day average of positive tests to 779.


Summit County reported seven new cases, while Wasatch County reported five. Summit County’s seven-day average for positive tests is 11. Wasatch County’s is 10.


The statewide rolling 7-day average for people over people tests is 13.52%. The average of tests over tests is 6.12%. Both measurements have remained relatively stable this week.


The Health Department says there are currently 242 Utahns hospitalized with the disease, 13 fewer than Friday. Statewide COVID-19 referral center ICU beds are now 81.3% full.

As of Saturday, over 598,000 doses of the vaccine have been administered with 200,000 people receiving their second and final dose.

Sean Higgins covers all things Park City and is the Saturday Weekend Edition host at KPCW. Sean spent the first five years of his journalism career covering World Cup skiing for Ski Racing Media here in Utah and served as Senior Editor until January 2020. As Senior Editor, he managed the day-to-day news section of skiracing.com, as well as produced and hosted Ski Racing’s weekly podcast. During his tenure with Ski Racing Media, he was also a field reporter for NBC Sports, covering events in Europe.
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