SALT LAKE CITY — Officials returned 12 Utah counties back to high transmission status Thursday as the state reported 668 new COVID-19 cases, along with two new deaths. The number of new daily cases is the highest since March.
The move to the new levels is the first time since early March that this many counties have had high transmission status. According to health officials, 11 of the 12 counties that moved contain less than 60% of adults who have received at least one dose of a vaccine.
The following counties have returned to the high transmission levels:
- BOX ELDER
- SAN JUAN
The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 379 per day. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of "people over people" is 11.9%. and the rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of "tests over tests" is 8%.
To date, 2,895,700 vaccines have been administered in the state, and 2,821,170 people have been tested. 230 people in Utah are currently hospitalized with COVID-19.
With two additional deaths Thursday, Utah's stands at 2,389:
- Male, between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
- Male, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized at time of death