The Utah Department of Health reported more encouraging COVID-19 numbers on Friday, but included five additional statewide deaths.
Friday’s five deaths brings the statewide death toll from the disease to 1,970. The deaths included three women and two men, all between the ages of 65 and 84. None of the deaths were from either Summit or Wasatch Counties.
Both counties posted encouraging case numbers on Friday, with Summit County reporting seven new COVID-19 cases and Wasatch County only reporting four. Both Summit and Wasatch Counties had the fewest number of cases this week since last September.
Statewide, the Utah Department of Health reported 549 new cases, bringing the state's rolling seven-day average for positive cases to 543, the lowest since September 14th of last year. One week ago, the average was 693.
The seven-day average for people-over-people tests is now 9.8% and the tests-over-tests average is 4.6%, with the tests-over-tests average at its lowest since mid-May 2020.
There are currently 203 Utahns hospitalized with the disease, which is unchanged from Thursday. Statewide COVID-19 referral center ICUs are at 73.5% capacity.
According to the Health Department, over 31,000 vaccine doses were administered over the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of vaccine doses administered in the state to 816,934.
Wasatch County is reporting they have administered 9,384 vaccine doses so far and Summit County says 27% of people living in the county have received at least one dose of the vaccine as of Friday.