COVID-19

Utah saw a significant increase in COVID-19 cases week over week Tuesday.

 

 

  

The Utah Department of Health announced 358 COVID-19 cases, which is nearly 60 more cases than the state saw at the same time last week. The 7-day rolling average for new cases is 406 per day, up almost 20 from last week. 

In the Wasatch Back, Summit County reported six new cases. In comparison last Tuesday the county saw five.

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The Utah Department of Health is recommending vaccine providers pause administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. This pause comes after six women were diagnosed with a rare, treatable type of blood clots. 

 

  

Of the more than 6.8 million people who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the U.S., there have been six reported cases of blood clots. 

All six were women between 18 and 48 years old. Their symptoms occurred 6-13 days after being vaccinated. 

The statewide mask mandate ended on April 10. Summit and Wasatch Counties aren’t extended a limited order for face coverings.

A statement from Summit County thanked the public for their compliance and also said the “current outlook is a result of your diligent efforts and sacrifices.” County officials asked that residents respect any private companies that continue to enforce masks. 

Utah’s 7-day rolling average of daily COVID-19 cases has been around 400 per day for the last week.

The Utah Department of Health reported the 7-day average was 396 per day Sunday. They announced 344 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, which is the same number of cases the state saw at the same time last week.

In the Wasatch Back, Summit County’s case count was slightly up week over week, the county reported six new cases Sunday. Last week, Summit saw five. 

The Utah Department of Health reported two more COVID-19 deaths on Saturday.

 

The Health Department said both of Saturday’s reported deaths occurred before March 18th. Neither of the deaths were from either Summit or Wasatch Counties.

 

To date, 2,159 Utahns have died of COVID-19. 11 have died in Summit County, 21 in Wasatch County.

 

407 new COVID-19 cases were reported across the state on Saturday. Five new cases were reported in Summit County, three in Wasatch County.

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Utah's statewide mask mandate came to an end Saturday. Under a new order effective until June 15th, masks are no longer required in public, but are required at organized events of over 50 people.

The new order specifies an organized event as one arrainged by an event host. Masks will be required if groups of attendees are not able to easily remain six-feet apart.

Masks are still required at state-run facilities like courthouses and liquor stores, as well as schools and hospitals.

Nine more COVID-19 deaths were reported by the Utah Department of Health on Friday as the state health department released a statement urging Utahns to continue wearing masks even after the statewide mandate ends.

 

Utah’s statewide mask mandate is scheduled to end April 10th and the Utah Department of Health released a statement on Friday urging people in the state to continue wearing masks until more people can be vaccinated.

 

The Utah Department of Health announced 10 more COVID-19 deaths Thursday.

 

Thursday’s report of 10 COVID-19 deaths was the highest single day count since March 28th, when 13 statewide deaths were reported by the health department.

 

The four men and six women were all over the age of 65. None were from either Summit or Wasatch Counties. The Health Department specified that four of Thursday’s deaths occurred before March 18th.

 

Utah reached a milestone with COVID-19 vaccines Wednesday, but the state also saw a significant increase in cases week over week.

More than 1 million Utahns have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine - amounting to about 44% of all of the eligible population. This milestone was driven by the 34,814 people vaccinated for COVID-19 since Tuesday. 

Summit County has administered 32,742 total vaccines and Wasatch has given out 16,801 doses. Both counties are registering to vaccinate residents 16 years or older. 

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Park City Hospital owner Intermountain Healthcare announced on Monday, April 5, that the hospital system will allow visitors for all patients at its facilities as COVID-19 case rates decline in Utah.

 

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began a year ago, hospitals disallowed all patient visitors regardless of the severity of illness. Many of the more than half a million Americans who died from COVID-19 did so alone due to hospital visitor restrictions.

 

Utah saw a significant decrease in COVID-19 cases week over week Tuesday.

The Utah Department of Health announced 300 COVID-19 cases, which is about 70 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week. The 7-day rolling average for new cases is 387 per day, down 37 from last week. 

In the Wasatch Back, Summit County reported five new cases. In comparison last Tuesday the county saw 14.

Wasatch County reported four new cases - which is one more case than the county saw last Tuesday.  

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Summit County Council Member Chris Robinson agrees with his colleagues about not implementing a limited mask order, after the state mandate expires on Saturday, April 10.

 

But despite some heated comments directed at the council last Wednesday, Robinson still says the county needs to encourage masking up, including with private businesses, and continue vaccinations so even private mask requirements can be lifted in the future.

 

The 7-day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases is under 400 for the first time since August. Summit and Wasatch Counties also saw a significant decrease in cases week over week.

 

The Utah Department of Health announced 173 new COVID-19 cases, which is about 20 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week. The 7-day rolling average for new cases is 397 per day. 

In the Wasatch Back, both Summit and Wasatch Counties saw decreases in cases week over week. 

Utah’s 6-day rolling average of daily COVID-19 cases now at 400 per day -the lowest it’s been since September.   

The Utah Department of Health announced 344 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, which is 45 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week.

In the Wasatch Back, Summit County’s case count was down week over week, the county reported five new cases Sunday. Last week, Summit saw seven. 

Wasatch County reported five new cases, which is the same number of cases the county saw last Sunday. 

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COVID-19 vaccine eligibility opened up to all Utahns 16 years-or-older last week. KPCW checked in with the Wasatch County Health Department to get the latest on the county’s vaccine rollout.

Almost 10,300 residents in Wasatch County have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Of the 15,680 vaccines delivered to the county, they have administered 16,187 doses, as of Saturday. Jonelle Fitzgerald with the county health department said that’s because the vaccine rollout has been going "very smoothly." 

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