Friday COVID-19 Update: Summit County Leads Utah in Vaccine Doses Administered Per Capita

Mar 19, 2021

Summit County recently became the number one county in Utah when it comes to COVID-19 vaccine doses administered per capita.

 

The Summit County Health Department has announced that the county has officially surpassed San Juan County in southeastern Utah for most first dose COVID-19 vaccines administered per capita in the state.

 

According to the county, 47% of adults living in Summit County have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

 

Wasatch County reports they have administered over 12,000 doses so far, fully vaccinating 4,384 people.

 

Statewide, over 31,000 vaccine doses were administered, bringing the statewide total to over 1.1 million.

 

17 additional COVID-19 deaths were also reported statewide on Friday. Of the 17 deaths, the Utah Department of Health noted that 12 of the deaths occurred before February 19th.

 

Among the fatalities was a Salt Lake County man between the ages of 18 and 24 who was hospitalized at the time of his death. None of Friday’s deaths were from either Summit or Wasatch County. To date, 2,058 people have died in Utah due to COVID-19.

 

The health department reported 447 new COVID-19 cases statewide, with Summit County reporting 16 and Wasatch County only one.

 

The statewide rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 474 per day, down from over 500 one week ago.

 

Averages for the percent of positive laboratory tests have remained relatively stable over the past week, with the people-over-people average at 8.3% on Friday and the tests-over-tests average at 4.2%. Both averages have not fluctuated more than a percentage point since late February.

 

There are currently 176 Utahns hospitalized with the disease, 13 more than Thursday. COVID-19 referral center ICUs are now 76.4% full.