New COVID-19 Cases At Lowest Level Since September 2020

Feb 15, 2021, 12:38 PM | Updated: 1:00 pm




SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – An additional 462 Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the latest report from the Utah Department of Health.

Two more residents have lost their lives to the virus.

The last time new cases were this low was in September 2020. While Monday’s numbers are typically lower due to decreased testing on weekends, the overall trend has continued downward.

Utah Department of Health

There are currently 274 people hospitalized with COVID-19.

The state has issued more than 1,000 vaccinations since yesterday.

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UDOH reports 2,125,510 people have been tested so far, which is an increase of 3,313 people tested since yesterday.

Of those, a total of 361,756 Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19. That is an increase of 462 new cases over Sunday’s report.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 951 per day.

The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 14.1%, and the rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 6.4%.

“People over People” vs. “Tests over Tests” (Department of Health)


Currently, 274 people are hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 104 of those people are in intensive care units. Another 24 people are hospitalized with suspected cases of COVID-19.

Utah’s ICUs are 74.9% full, and the ICU beds at the state’s referral centers are 78.7% full.

Referral Centers are the 16 hospitals in Utah with the capability to provide the best care for patients with COVID-19. Because most patients are transferred to these facilities, their utilization is the best reflection of the true hospital capacity in Utah when looking at ICU beds.

Utah Department of Health


Two more Utahns have died as a result of COVID-19, which brings the state’s pandemic death toll to 1,796.

The following individuals’ deaths were reported Monday:

  • Male, between 65-84, Weber County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Utah County resident, hospitalized at time of death

Utah Department of Health


Utah has administered 525,033 doses of the vaccine so far. A total of 364,224 residents have received the first dose, and 160,809 Utahns have been fully immunized with both doses.

There have been 604,010 vaccines delivered to Utah.

Utah Department of Health

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New COVID-19 Cases At Lowest Level Since September 2020