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Wednesday COVID-19 Update: 514 New Cases Statewide, 14 in Summit County, 4 in Wasatch

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The 7-day rolling average for new cases has continued to decline in Utah. Now the average sits at 418 new cases per day, which is down from Tuesday.

The Utah Department of Health announced 514 new COVID-19 cases, which is about 50 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week. 

In the Wasatch Back, both Summit and Wasatch Counties saw a decrease in cases week over week. 

Summit County reported 14 new cases. In comparison last Wednesday the county saw 12.

Wasatch County reported four new cases - which down from last Wednesday when the county saw six cases.  

There were 6,751 people tested for the first time statewide, with 16,617 total tests administered. On average over 3% of “tests over tests” are coming back positive, while the average percent positivity for “people over people” is just under 7%. 

Utah’s Department of Health reported four new deaths, but noted that all of them happened before March 1. To date, 2,122 Utahns have died due to COVID-19, including 11 from Summit County and 21 from Wasatch County.

The department also reported 22 new hospitalizations. There are 135 people in the hospital for COVID-19, in the state. Just under 65% of all referral center ICU beds are in use.

There were 32,341 people vaccinated for COVID-19 since Tuesday, bringing the total number to 1,364,203 doses administered. 

Summit County has administered 28,049 total vaccines and Wasatch has given out 14,743 doses. Both counties are registering to vaccinate residents 16 years or older.