Utah reports 15 more deaths from COVID-19

There were three deaths last day and 12 more before March 1.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Nate Marine receives his first COVID-19 vaccine from Dr. Emil Chuang at the Utah Film Studios in Park City on Thursday, March 18, 2021.

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As the number of Utahns vaccinated against COVID-19 continues to rise, nearly 1.2 million doses have been administered and nearly 430,000 are fully vaccinated, so does the death toll.

The Utah Department of Health reported 15 more deaths from the coronavirus Tuesday, bringing the total to 2,077. A dozen of those deaths occurred before March 1, and only recently were they confirmed to be related to COVID-19.

Vaccine dose administered in the previous day / total doses administered • 23,950 / 1,178,728.

Fully vaccinated Utahns • 429.306.

Cases reported the day before • 383.

Deaths reported the day before • fifteen.

Salt Lake County reported five deaths: one man and four women, all between the ages of 65 and 84.

There were four deaths in Utah County: a man ages 45 to 64, a woman ages 65 to 84, and a man and woman over the age of 85.

Three Davis County residents died: a man aged 65 to 84 and two men aged 85 or older.

And three counties each reported one death: a 45- to 64-year-old man in Cache County; a man over the age of 85 in Garfield County; and a 65-84-year-old woman in Weber County.

Hospitalizations reported the day before • 131. That’s 16 since Monday. Of those currently hospitalized, 49 are in intensive care units, three fewer than on Monday.

Tests reported the day before • 6,022 people were tested for the first time. A total of 15,624 people were evaluated.

Percentage of positive tests • According to the original state method, the rate is 6.4%. That’s lower than the seven-day average of 7.8%.

The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests on the same individual. Tuesday’s rate is now at 2.5%, lower than the seven-day average of 4%.

[Read more: Utah is changing how it measures the rate of positive COVID-19 tests. Here’s what that means.]

Totals to date • 382,171 cases; 2,077 deaths; 15,323 hospitalizations; 2,340,071 people tested.


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