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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.

Wednesday COVID-19 Update: 560 New Cases Statewide, 12 in Summit County, Six in Wasatch

The Utah Department of Health reported a continuing gradual decline in statewide COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. Summit and Wasatch Counties saw continuations in their trends as well.


Although Wednesday’s case count of 560 was over 170 cases more than Tuesday, the statewide rolling seven-day average for positive COVID-19 tests still dropped to 424. Wednesday’s numbers continued a gradual statewide decline in cases since early January.


Summit County reported 12 new cases on Wednesday. Wasatch County reported six. Summit County has not reported a day of more than 20 cases since February 24th and Wasatch County hasn’t seen more than 10 cases in a day since March 2nd.


Statewide seven-day averages for the percent of positive laboratory tests continued to decline as well, with the people-over-people average now at 7.7% and the tests-over-tests average at 3.9%. Both averages are at their lowest levels since last spring.


20 new statewide hospitalizations were reported on Wednesday. There are currently 127 Utahs in the hospital because of the disease, four fewer than Tuesday. Statewide referral center ICUs are now 72.6% full.


Five more deaths were reported on Wednesday, bringing the statewide COVID-19 death toll to 2,082. None of Wednesday’s deaths were from either Summit or Wasatch Counties.


Vaccinations continued across the state with just under 28,000 doses administered in the last 24 hours, beginning the statewide total of doses administered to 1.2 million. 


The Summit County Health Department says 55% of people living in the county have received at least one dose of the vaccine. In Wasatch County, over 4,600 people have been fully vaccinated.

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.