CORONAVIRUS

Utah Administers More Than 31,000 Vaccines As Positive Cases Trend Downward

Mar 5, 2021, 1:20 PM | Updated: 1:28 pm

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health on Friday reported an additional five Utahns have died from COVID-19, and 549 more have tested positive.

Friday’s numbers show the weeklong trends are continuing downward as fewer tests return positive.

Vaccine efforts have been ramped up significantly, with the state administering more than 31,000 doses within a day’s time.

Currently, there are 201 people hospitalized with the virus.

This article is being updated. For more information, visit coronavirus.utah.gov. 

Testing

UDOH reports 2,236,642 Utahns have been tested so far, which is an increase of 6,601 people tested since yesterday.

Of those, a total of 373,868 people have tested positive for COVID-19. That’s an increase of 549 new positive cases over Thursday’s numbers.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 543 per day.

The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 9.8%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 4.6%.

Hospitalizations

There are currently 203 people hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 85 of those people are in intensive care units. Another 35 patients are hospitalized with suspected cases of COVID-19.

Utah’s ICUs are 71.5% full, and the ICU beds in the state’s referral centers are 73.5% 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.

Deaths

Five more Utahns have lost their lives as a direct result of COVID-19. One of those people died prior to Feb. 12, according to health officials.

To date, 1,970 of the state’s residents have been killed by the virus.

The following individuals’ deaths were reported Friday:

  1. Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  2. Male, between 65-84, Cache County resident, long-term care facility resident
  3. Female, between 65-84, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  4. Female, between 65-84, Cache County resident, long-term care facility resident
  5. Female, between 65-84, Weber County resident, long-term care facility resident

Vaccinations

On Friday, Utah reported an additional 31,411 vaccines had been administered, bringing the total number of shots in arms to 816,934.

So far, 529,871 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 291,003 Utahns have received two doses.

To date, 990,790 vaccines have been shipped to the state.

For more information, visit coronavirus.utah.gov.

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Utah Administers More Than 31,000 Vaccines As Positive Cases Trend Downward