SALT LAKE CITY – The number of COVID-19 cases in Utah increased by 383 on Tuesday, with 15 more deaths and 23,950 vaccinations reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.
Twelve of the deaths occurred before March 1, but were still being investigated by state coroners, the health department said.
Health officials now estimate that there are 10,536 active cases of COVID-19 in Utah. The seven-day average of positive cases per day is now 443, according to the health department. The positive test rate per day for that period of time reported with the “people on people” method is now 7.8%. The seven-day average daily test positive rate calculated using the “test on test” method is now 4%.
There are currently 131 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Utah, including 49 in intensive care, state data shows. About 64% of the intensive care unit beds in Utah are now occupied, including about 66% of the ICU beds in the state’s 16 referral hospitals. About 47% of non-ICU hospital beds are now occupied, state data shows.
A total of 1,178,728 doses of vaccines have been administered in the state, up from 1,154,778 on Monday. A total of 780,081 Utahns have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 429,306 are fully vaccinated, health department data shows. So far, a total of 1,323,050 doses of vaccine have been shipped to Utah.
The new figures indicate a 0.1% increase in positive cases since Monday. Of the 2,340,071 people tested for COVID-19 in Utah so far, 16.3% have tested positive for the disease. The total number of tests performed since the start of the pandemic is now 4,124,865, an increase of 15,624 from Monday. Of those, 6,022 were tests from people who had not previously been screened for COVID-19, the health department said.
The 15 deaths reported Tuesday were:
- A Cache County man who was between 45 and 64 years old and was hospitalized when he died
- A Davis County man between the ages of 65 and 84 who was a resident of a long-term care facility.
- Two Davis County men who were over the age of 85 and were residents of long-term care facilities
- A Garfield County man who was over the age of 85 and a resident of a long-term care facility.
- Two Salt Lake County women aged 65 to 84 who were residents of long-term care facilities
- A Salt Lake County man who was between 65 and 84 years old and was not hospitalized when he died
- Two Salt Lake County women who were between 65 and 84 years old and were not hospitalized when they died
- A Utah County woman between the ages of 65 and 84 who was a resident of a long-term care facility.
- A Utah County woman who was over the age of 85 and a resident of a long-term care facility.
- A Utah County man who was over 85 years old and was not hospitalized when he died
- A Utah County man who was between 45 and 64 years old and was not hospitalized when he died
- A Weber County woman who was between the ages of 65 and 84 and was a resident of a long-term care facility.
Tuesday’s totals give Utah a total of 382,171 confirmed cases, with a total of 15,323 hospitalizations and a total of 2,077 deaths from the disease. A total of 369,558 COVID-19 cases in Utah are now considered recovered, according to the health department.
Utah Governor Spencer Cox and Lieutenant Governor Deidre Henderson are scheduled to provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic at a press conference at 11 a.m. Thursday.