SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Department of Health reported 460 more confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Saturday, along with 10 more deaths and 27,583 more vaccines administered.
That brings Utah to a total of 384,173 cases, 2,101 deaths, and 1,289,691 vaccinations administered since the pandemic began. Of the vaccines administered, 470,905 Utahns are considered “fully” vaccinated, meaning they have received two doses of a Pfizer or Modern vaccine, or one dose of a Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Over the past week, the state averaged 419 more cases per day and a positive test rate of 3.7%. There are currently 137 Utahns hospitalized due to COVID-19, including 56 in intensive care.
Saturday’s numbers come as 14,289 more tests were conducted in Utah. Six of the 10 deaths reported Saturday occurred before March 1, according to the health department. The 10 deaths include:
- A Beaver County man between the ages of 45 and 64 who was hospitalized when he died
- A Davis County man between the ages of 45 and 64 who was hospitalized
- A Salt Lake County man between the ages of 45 and 64 who was hospitalized
- An 85-year-old woman from Davis County residing in a long-term care facility
- A Salt Lake County man over the age of 85 who was a resident of a long-term care facility
- An 85-year-old woman from Salt Lake County residing in a long-term care facility
- An 85-year-old woman from Utah County who was not hospitalized when she died
- An 85-year-old woman from Utah County residing in a long-term care facility
- A Washington County man between the ages of 65 and 84 who was not hospitalized when he died
- A Weber County woman between the ages of 45 and 64 who was hospitalized
The health department’s coronavirus website says there are currently five long-term care facilities in Utah with active outbreaks among residents.
Starting Wednesday, all Utahns 16 and older are eligible to schedule an appointment to get vaccinated against COVID-19. More information is available at coronavirus.utah.gov/vaccine-distribution.