Saturday COVID-19 Update: Utah Looks to be Over Holiday Surges as Cases Continue to Decline

Jan 23, 2021

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The Utah Department of Health reported 1,700 new COVID-19 cases yesterday Saturday, bringing statewide averages, as well as those in Summit and Wasatch Counties, down. 


The Utah Department of Health reported 1,771 new cases of the disease on Saturday, lowering the statewide rolling seven-day average for positive tests to 1,804. The statewide average for the percent of positive tests remains virtually unchanged from earlier in the week and is now at 18.9%.



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Summit County reported 45 new cases on Saturday, Wasatch County had not updated their COVID-19 dashboard at the time of this report. Both counties have seen declines in their average number of case counts over the last week as well, but Wasatch County’s average for the percent of positive tests increased and is now at nearly 28%.


The Health Department 481 statewide hospitalizations, down seven from Friday. Statewide COVID-19 referral center ICU capacity remains at 92%.


11 additional deaths were also reported on Saturday, bringing the statewide death toll from the virus to 1,582. None of Saturday’s deaths were from Summit or Wasatch Counties.