Monday COVID-19 Update: 259 New Cases Statewide, 1 Case in Summit County, 2 in Wasatch

Mar 8, 2021

After a period of steep declines in new COVID-19 cases week-over-week, numbers have started to plateau.


The Utah Department of Health announced 259 new COVID-19 cases Monday, which is about the same amount of cases the state saw at the same time last week.

There were 3,038 people tested for the first time, with 5,530 total tests administered. On average about 4% of “tests over tests” are coming back positive, while the average percent positivity for “people over people” is just over 9%. 

Summit County reported one new case. In comparison, last Monday, Summit saw five. 

Wasatch County reported two new cases. Last Monday, the county saw six.  

Utah’s Department of Health reported one new death. To date, almost 1,977 Utahns have died due to COVID-19, including ten from Summit County and 20 from Wasatch County.

The department also reported 22 new hospitalizations. There are 193 people in the hospital for COVID-19, in the state. Around 71% of all referral center ICU beds are in use.

A reported, 2,087 people were vaccinated for COVID-19 since Sunday, bringing the total number to 857,750 doses administered. Summit and Wasatch Counties are registering to vaccinate residents 50-years or older and people with certain underlying medical conditions.