While new COVID-19 cases in the state have continued to decline, Utah Department of Health reported a jump in new deaths Thursday.
Utah’s Department of Health reported 30 new deaths. The department noted that three of the deaths happened before Dec. 31. To date, 1,547 Utahns have died due to COVID-19, including six from Summit County and 16 from Wasatch County.
The Utah Department of Health announced 2,089 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, which is more than 600 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week.
The state reported an increase of 12,783 new tests administered.
Summit County reported 29 new cases. In comparison, last Thursday Summit County saw 55 cases.
Wasatch County reported 38 new cases, which is the samee number they reported last Thursday.
The statewide 7-day rolling average for positive tests is 19% which is up from Wednesday’s average. Both Summit and Wasatch Counties’ averages are above the state’s - with Summit reporting close to 22% and Wasatch reporting around 24% of lab tests coming back positive.
Utah’s Department of Health reported 74 new hospitalizations. There are 529 people in the hospital for COVID-19, in the state. Statewide, close to 94% of referral center ICU beds are in use.
12,608 people were vaccinated for COVID-19 since Tuesday, bringing the total number to 193,777 doses administered. Both Summit and Wasatch Counties started vaccinating residents 70-years or older this week.