Monday COVID-19 Update: One New Wasatch County Death As State See Lowest Daily Cases Since September

Feb 22, 2021

Wasatch County reported another COVID-19 death Monday. This death comes as Utah reported its lowest daily COVID-19 case count since Sept. 8.

The Wasatch County woman who died of COVID-19 was between 45-64 years-old, and was a long term care facility resident. She was the only reported COVID-19 death in Utah Monday. 

To date, 1,853 Utahns have died due to COVID-19, including eight from Summit County and 20 from Wasatch County.

The Utah Department of Health announced 338 new COVID-19 cases Monday, which is about 100 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week.

Summit County reported two new cases, In comparison, last Monday, Summit saw 12. 

Wasatch County reported three new cases. Last Monday, the county saw nine.  

There were 2,892 people tested for the first time, with 5,931 total tests administered. The statewide 7-day rolling average of percent positivity for “tests over tests” is 6%. 

The department reported 21 new hospitalizations. There are 237 people in the hospital for COVID-19, in the state. About 73% of all referral center ICU beds are in use, which is the lowest percentage since October.

A reported, 4,353 people were vaccinated for COVID-19 since Sunday, bringing the total number to 611,910 doses administered. Both Summit and Wasatch Counties are registering to vaccinate residents 65-years or older.