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COVID And Utah

COVID-19 Graphic
Renee Bright

Thursday, May 26, 2022

The Utah Department of Health is providing COVID-19 updates on a weekly basis. KUER will continue to provide that information here on Thursdays.

Seven-day Case Average: 805 | Current Hospitalizations: 104 | ICU Beds In Use: 68.4%

The seven-day average case count has increased 25.6% since May 19. Meanwhile, the seven-day average of new hospital admissions has gone up 9.6%, and ICU cases have increased by 21.6% The state has also seen a 26.5% increase of the virus in wastewater.

Utah has had a total of 948,979 COVID-19 cases, and 34,734 people have been hospitalized. As of May 26, 20 people are in the ICU for COVID and 4,777 Utahns have died from the virus.

About 62% of all Utahns are fully vaccinated. Nearly 67% of the U.S. population is fully vaxxed.

Get tested: Find your nearest location.

Get vaccinated: Find your nearest location.

Who’s eligible for a vaccine? 

Everyone over the age of 5. Anyone over the age of 12 can get a booster shot. Adults 50 and older can get a booster shot four months after their first booster.

COVID-19 Community Levels

As of May 26, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Salt Lake, Weber and Summit Counties were at a medium COVID-19 community level. All other counties in Utah were at a low COVID-19 community level.

Updated: February 14, 2022 at 1:32 PM MST
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