Wednesday COVID-19 Update: 480 New Cases Statewide, 7 Cases In Both Summit And Wasatch Counties

May 5, 2021

  Utah’s COVID-19 cases have been down week over week for the last seven days.

The Utah Department of Health announced 480 new COVID-19 cases, which is about 40 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week. The seven-day rolling average is 352, down around 30 from last week.

In the Wasatch Back, Summit County reported seven new cases. In comparison last Wednesday the county saw five. Wasatch County also reported seven new cases, which is the highest case count in Wasatch since April 15. 

There were 7,190 people tested for the first time statewide, with 16,703 total tests administered. On average 3.5% of “tests over tests” are coming back positive, while the average percent positivity for “people over people” is less than 7%. 

The Utah Department of Health reported two new deaths. To date, 2,220 Utahns have died due to COVID-19, including 12 from Summit County and 21 from Wasatch County.

There are 153 people in the hospital for COVID-19, statewide. Around 74% of all referral center ICU beds are in use.

There were 18,687 people vaccinated for COVID-19 since Tuesday, bringing the total number to 2,223,511 doses administered.  

Summit County has administered 45,759 total vaccines; 83% of the county’s eligible residents have received their first dose. And Wasatch has given out 23,043 doses; 54% of residents over 16-years-old have received their first vaccine.