Sunday COVID-19 Update: Seven-Day Rolling Average Of Cases Continues To Decrease

May 9, 2021

Utah’s 7-day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases is the lowest it’s been since the beginning of June.

It’s been more than 11 months since the statewide 7-day average for new cases was under 340. On Sunday, the average was 336. 

Numbers have continued to decrease over the past couple weeks; 10 of the last 11 days cases were down week over week. The Utah Department of Health announced 232 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, which is about 50 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week. 

In the Wasatch Back, both Summit and Wasatch Counties saw a decrease in cases week over week. Summit County reported three cases Sunday. Last week, Summit saw five. Wasatch County reported one new case, down considerably from last Sunday, when the county saw five. 

There were 3,558 people tested for the first time statewide, with more than 6,510 total tests administered. On average more than 3% of “tests over tests” are coming back positive, while the average percent positivity for “people over people” is over 6%.  

Utah’s Department of Health reported one new death. To date, more than 2,224 Utahns have died due to COVID-19, including 12 from Summit County and 21 from Wasatch County.

The department also reported 21 new hospitalizations. There are 139 people in the hospital for COVID-19 in the state. 

There were 22,730 people vaccinated for COVID-19 since Saturday, which is nearly three times as many as last week. Utah has administered 2,307,037 total doses. 

Summit County has administered 47,410 total vaccines and Wasatch has given out 23,843 doses.