Wednesday COVID-19 Update: 699 New Cases Statewide, 18 Cases In Summit County, 4 In Wasatch
Utah saw a slight uptick in new cases week over week.
The state saw 699 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, which is about 40 more cases than the state saw at the same time last week.
Despite the slight increase in cases, the 7-day rolling average is still right under 500, at 499 new cases per day.
In the Wasatch Back, Summit County reported 18 new cases, which is the same amount of cases the county saw last Wednesday. Wasatch County reported four new cases, which is up from last Wednesday when the county saw two new cases.
There were 8,666 people tested for the first time statewide, with 19,892 total tests administered. The 7-day rolling average for “tests over tests” positivity is about 4%, while the average percent positivity for “people over people” is around 8%.
Utah’s Department of Health reported five new deaths, but noted that four of the deaths happened before Feb. 17. To date, 2,037 Utahns have died due to COVID-19, including 11 from Summit County and 20 from Wasatch County.
The department also reported 31 new hospitalizations. There are 180 people in the hospital for COVID-19, in the state. Around 75% of all referral central ICU beds are in use.
There were 27,654 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered since Tuesday, bringing the total number to 1,054,727 doses administered.