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Summit County Reports 18th COVID Death


Summit County reported a new COVID-19 death Thursday. A woman between 65-84 years old who was hospitalized at the time of her death has died of the virus. That brings the number of Summit County residents who have died of COVID to 18.

Tuesday’s COVID update from the Utah Department of Health reported that 5,739 more doses of vaccine were administered to Utahns in the past day. And the state saw 1,704 new cases of COVID. Of those, school-aged children accounted for 360. Children ages 5-10 accounted for 179 cases. Children ages 11-13 made up 65 cases, and there were 116 new cases in children ages 14-17 since yesterday.

Across Utah, 12 people died of COVID in the past day. There are 566 people currently hospitalized with COVID now. Total hospitalizations since the start of the pandemic are 22,156.

Statewide, 508,494 people have contracted the virus, and 2,932 have died of COVID.

Michelle, who joined KPCW in 2021, arrived in Utah in 2018 by way of Massachusetts, where the skiing was icy and the mosquitoes formidable. A former daily newspaper reporter and editor (at the Visalia Times-Delta in CA) and columnist (at The Cohasset Mariner in MA), Michelle has been a writer and editor for decades. She holds a journalism degree from CSU Fresno and has worked as a journalist, freelance writer and web content creator, reporting extensively on education and youth along with general assignment and breaking news.