6 More Utahns Died From COVID-19; State Administers 14K+ More Vaccines

Feb 28, 2021, 11:34 AM | Updated: 11:44 am

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health on Sunday reported six additional residents have died from COVID-19, and 465 more people have tested positive.

The state has administered more than 14,000 vaccines since Saturday’s numbers, bringing the total number of shots in arms to 716,536.

Currently, 203 people are hospitalized with the virus.

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UDOH reports 2,205,791 Utahns have been tested so far, which is an increase of 4,365 people tested since yesterday.

Of those, a total of 371,235 have tested positive for COVID-19. That’s an increase of 465 new cases from Saturday’s report.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 647 per day.

The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 11.6%, and the rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 5.2%.


There are currently 203 people hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 84 of those people are in intensive care units. Another 27 patients are hospitalized with suspected cases of COVID-19.

Utah’s ICUs are 69.8% occupied. The ICU beds in the state’s referral centers are 73.8% 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 reported six more residents have died as a direct result of COVID-19, which brings the state’s pandemic death toll to 1,935.

The following individuals’ deaths were reported Sunday:

4 men

  • between 45-64, Summit County resident, not hospitalized
  • between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • between 45-64, Tooele County resident, not hospitalized
  • older than 85, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident

2 women

  • between 65-84, Weber County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident


The state administered 14,243 more vaccines, bringing the total number of vaccinations to 716,536.

So far, 561,967 people have received the first dose, and 254,569 Utahns have been fully immunized with both doses.

A total of 820,940 vaccines have been delivered to Utah.

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6 More Utahns Died From COVID-19; State Administers 14K+ More Vaccines