Wednesday COVID-19 Update: 530 Cases Statewide, No New Deaths Reported
Utah has reported no new COVID-19 deaths for 3 of the last 4 days.
COVID-19 deaths in Utah have been steadily decreasing since Mid-January, the CDC also predicts a decrease in the state’s death rate for the next four weeks. To date, 2,161 Utahns have died due to COVID-19, including 11 from Summit County and 21 from Wasatch County.
While the death rate has been decreasing, Utah saw an increase in hospitalizations. There are 148 people in the hospital for COVID-19, statewide, Tuesday there were 124 people hospitalized. Just over 74% of all referral center ICU beds are in use.
New COVID-19 cases were down week over week. The Utah Department of Health announced 530 new COVID-19 cases, which is about 80 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week.
In the Wasatch Back, Summit saw a slight increase in cases. The county reported 11 new cases. In comparison last Wednesday the county saw ten.
Wasatch County reported eight new cases - which is significantly down from last Wednesday when the county saw 14 cases.
There were 8,155 people tested for the first time statewide, with 19,832 total tests administered. On average just under 4% of “tests over tests” are coming back positive, while the average percent positivity for “people over people” is around 8%.
There were 30,243 people vaccinated for COVID-19 since Monday, bringing the total number to 1,768,246 doses administered.
Summit County has administered 37,115 total vaccines and Wasatch has given out 18,939 doses. Both counties are registering to vaccinate residents 16 years or older.
Both counties are in the moderate level of Utah’s COVID-19 transmission index.