The Utah Department of Health reported nearly 3,400 additional COVID-19 cases on Saturday and 14 new deaths, including one from Wasatch County.
3,395 was the number of new COVID-19 infections reported by the Utah Department of Health on Saturday, and 14 new deaths brings the total to 787 since the pandemic began.
Among Saturday’s reported deaths was a Wasatch County man between the ages of 65 and 84 who was in a long-term care facility at the time of his death. To date, Wasatch County has recorded 12 COVID-19 deaths. Summit County has seen three.
The statewide rolling 7-day average for positive tests is now 3,229 per day. The rolling 7-day average for positive laboratory tests is 23.7%.
Wasatch County also reported an additional 37 cases on Saturday, and Summit County reported 35.
Summit County’s rolling seven day average of positive tests is 15.7% and Wasatch is 26.2%, putting Wasatch over the state average of 23.7%.
Utah hospitals continue to be on the brink with 89% of statewide ICU beds now occupied and a staggering 93% of COVID-19 referral center ICU beds in use. The Health Department considers 85% to be essentially ‘full’ after PPE availability and patient rotations are taken into account.
Governor Gary Herbert had made a mask requirement indefinite and all social gatherings between different households are off limits until November 23rd. Herbert did announce earlier this week that he will not be extending restrictions on same-household social gatherings past the 23rd.