COVID-19

Wasatch County reported another COVID-19 death Monday. This death comes as Utah reported its lowest daily COVID-19 case count since Sept. 8.

The Wasatch County woman who died of COVID-19 was between 45-64 years-old, and was a long term care facility resident. She was the only reported COVID-19 death in Utah Monday. 

To date, 1,853 Utahns have died due to COVID-19, including eight from Summit County and 20 from Wasatch County.

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Utah has seen less than 1,000 new daily COVID-19 cases for eight of the last nine days. The statewide 7-day rolling average for new COVID-19 cases now sits at 777 per day.

The Utah Department of Health announced 701 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, which is about the same amount of cases as last week.

Summit County reported five new cases, In comparison, last Sunday, Summit saw 14. 

Wasatch County reported eight new cases. Last Sunday, the county saw five.  

The Utah Department of Health reported eight more COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, but saw state and county infection numbers the lowest since late summer and early fall of last year.

 

Saturday’s eight deaths brings the statewide death toll from the disease to 1,842. None of Saturday’s deaths were from either Summit or Wasatch Counties.

 

The Health Department reported 778 new cases of the disease, further dropping the seven day average of positive tests to 779.

 

The Utah Department of Health reported 21 new COVID-19 deaths on Friday, while statewide averages for case counts and positive tests continued to decline. 

 

The Health Department specified in Friday’s COVID-19 report that 19 of the 21 deaths actually occurred before February 1st. 

 

The Health Department has clarified in the past that the reporting of official COVID-19 deaths is a lengthy process and each day’s counts do not reflect the number of people who have died in the last 24 hours.

 

Utah's 7-day rolling average for new COVID-19 cases is 830 per day, which is the lowest it's been since mid-September.

The Utah Department of Health announced 1,151 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, which is about 100 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week.

Summit County reported 19 new cases, In comparison, last Thursday, Summit saw 24. 

Wasatch County reported 15 new cases. Last Thursday, the county saw 7.  

Utahns 65 and older are now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Starting Thursday people 65-69 can get immunized from any vaccine provider, according to Utah Governor Spencer Cox. 

"We were scheduling to do this on March 1, but we are moving it up," he said. "So we always want demand to outpace supply. That's how we make sure that every vaccine is being used, that we always have vaccines in arms instead of on shelves."

Utah saw more than a 30% drop in daily COVID-19 cases since last Wednesday.

The Utah Department of Health announced 901 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, which is about 400 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week.

There were 7,063 people tested for the first time, with 20,286 total tests administered. About 6% of “tests over tests” are coming back positive. 

Summit County reported 10 new cases. In comparison, last Wednesday, Summit saw 14.

Intermountain Healthcare

Utahns can soon get notifications alerting them of possible COVID-19 exposures. Utah will be using the Google/Apple Exposure Notification Express starting Wednesday.

Over the next week Utah residents can expect three alerts encouraging them to opt into a notification system for possible COVID-19 exposures. 

The system - which doesn’t track GPS location through phones - uses anonymous “tokens” exchanged through proximity. It logs encrypted interactions for 14 days. It logs encrypted interactions for 14 days.

  For the fourth day in a row, Utah has seen less than 1,000 new daily COVID-19 cases.

The Utah Department of Health announced 591 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, which is about 300 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week.

There were 4,015 people tested for the first time, with 9,985 total tests administered. About 6% of “tests over tests” are coming back positive. 

Summit County reported seven new cases. In comparison, last Tuesday, Summit saw 17.

KPCW

The public-private partnership Test Utah is offering antigen testing this week in several locations throughout the Wasatch Back. Park City High School at 1750 Kearns Boulevard offers drive through Testing going on today (February 15) and tomorrow (February 16) from 12 to 7 p.m.

The Utah Department of Health reported that statewide COVID-19 numbers continued to drop on Saturday. Summit County saw some numbers flatten and Wasatch County trends declined as well.

 

Saturday’s report by the Utah Department of Health showed statewide trends of declining COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths continuing.

 

With 943 new cases statewide, the seven-day average for new cases has dropped below 1,000 to 987 for the first time since October 2nd of last year.

 

Another Wasatch County COVID-19 death was reported by the Utah Department of Health on Friday.

 

Friday’s Wasatch County death was reported to be a man over the age of 85 who was a long-term care facility resident at the time of his death. To date, Wasatch County has recorded 19 deaths since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Summit County has recorded eight deaths.

 

KPCW News

As Utah continues with its vaccine rollout, the state is preparing for more shipments of doses.

 

 

  

If all goes according to plan, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox said - during his weekly COVID-19 briefing - all residents could be vaccinated within the next few months. 

Summit County Health Department

  Free rapid antigen testing will be offered for three days this month in Park City. It’s a combined effort with the Utah Dept. of Health of Test Utah.

A mobile test site will be set up on Tuesday after the Presidents Day holiday from noon to 7 pm at Park City High School. Park City School District Chief Operations Officer Mike Tanner says this test site has been used before and has received good participation which makes it a good location for testing, given the area’s high transmission rate of COVID-19. 

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