SALT LAKE CITY – In its daily update, the Utah Department of Health reported 412 more confirmed COVID-19 cases, one death and 12,631 more vaccines administered in the state on Sunday.
Overall, that leads Utah to 374,850 cases, 1,976 coronavirus-related deaths, and 855,663 vaccinations administered since the pandemic began. The health department says 309,882 Utahns are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which requires two shots of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines or one dose of the recently approved Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
The health department reports that 191 Utahns are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19, including 73 in intensive care. The state is using just over 71% of its total ICU capacity.
Sunday’s numbers come when 8,818 more tests were conducted. Over the past week, the state averaged 519 more cases per day and a 4.4% positive test rate.
The death reported Sunday was of a Cache County man between the ages of 45 and 64 who was hospitalized when he died. Utah is fast approaching 2,000 total coronavirus deaths during the pandemic, but its luck has improved over the past month as vaccine distribution has inoculated many of the state’s most vulnerable citizens.
Starting Monday, all Utahns age 50 and older will be eligible to schedule a coronavirus vaccine. The vaccine is also available to Utahns with certain underlying conditions. The full list of eligible conditions is available at coronavirus.utah.gov/vaccine.
In the past week
- Saturday: 570 COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths, 26,098 vaccinations reported on the anniversary of Utah’s state of emergency
- Friday: 549 more COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths, 31K vaccines reported Friday in Utah
- Thursday: COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Expands Monday to Utahns 50 and Over, As Utah Sees 611 New Cases, 12 Deaths
- Wednesday: 729 more COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths, 18,236 vaccines reported Wednesday in Utah
- Tuesday: 487 more COVID-19 cases, 9 deaths, more than 20K vaccines reported Tuesday in Utah
- Monday: 257 more COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths reported Monday in Utah