Utah announces highest daily COVID case count since February

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — On Wednesday, the Utah Department of Health (DOH) reported 873 new COVID-19 cases in the state. That is the highest count since 832 cases were reported on February 25th of this year.

The state reported four deaths related to the illness. Additionally, there are currently 295 hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Utah medical centers.

The 7-day average case rate for Summit County is 12.2. The average for the entire state is roughly 622 cases.

51% of all Utahns are vaccinated, which lags slightly behind the national average of 56%.

“We have the tool to end the disruption and inconveniences of COVID-19 on our lives and the economy — vaccination,” Utah DOH said in a statement. “We ask all Utahns to carefully consider getting vaccinated and to seek out credible information about the vaccines from their healthcare provider and reputable health organizations.”

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