Saturday COVID-19 Update: Summit and Wasatch See a Slight Bump in Cases, Five Statewide Deaths
After several days of low COVID-19 cases, both Summit and Wasatch County saw a slight increase in infections on Saturday.
Saturday saw Summit County report 17 new COVID-19 cases compared to Wasatch County’s eight. Saturday was the first time Summit County recorded more than 10 cases in a day this month and Wasatch County doubled its case count from each of the last two days.
Statewide, 570 new cases were reported by the Utah Department of Health, bringing the statewide seven-day average of positive tests to 527, continuing a steady decline since early January.
Both averages used for the percent of positive laboratory tests also declined, now at 9.5% for people-over-people and 4.6% for tests-over-tests.
Five additional statewide deaths were also reported, bringing the death toll from the disease to 1,975. None of the deaths were from either Summit or Wasatch Counties, but did include a young woman between the ages of 25 and 44.
The Health Department says there are currently 194 Utahns hospitalized with the disease, nine fewer than Friday. Statewide COVID-19 referral center ICUs are now at 74.8% capacity.
26,000 additional vaccine doses were administered, bringing the total number of doses administered in the state to 843,032.