CORONAVIRUS

No New Deaths Reported As Utah Continues Vaccine Blitz

Mar 15, 2021, 12:46 PM | Updated: 12:57 pm
Cars wait in line at a drive-in vaccination clinic at the Cache County Event Center. (Mike Anderson...
Cars wait in line at a drive-in vaccination clinic at the Cache County Event Center. (Mike Anderson, KSL TV)
(Mike Anderson, KSL TV)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health on Monday reported zero new deaths since Sunday’s report as the state continues its vaccine efforts.

According to the latest report, 1,671 more vaccines were administered since yesterday, bringing the total number of shots in arms to 1,010,700.

Vaccine distribution has been expanding rapidly over the past four weeks, with just over 83,000 immunizations administered for the week ending Feb. 15. Last week, the state gave out 152,866 inoculations.

The state officially hit more than 1 million vaccines on Sunday.

UDOH reports 221 more Utahns have tested positive, and 164 people are currently hospitalized with the virus.

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

Testing

According to UDOH, a total of 2,293,096 residents have been tested so far, which is an increase of 3,293 people tested since yesterday.

Of those, a total of 378,600 Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19. That’s an increase of 221 new positive cases since Sunday’s report.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 503 per day.

The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 8.2%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 4.0%.

Hospitalizations

Currently, 164 people are hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 59 of those people are in intensive care units. Another 17 patients are hospitalized with suspected cases of COVID-19.

The state’s ICUs are 66.4% occupied. The ICU beds in Utah’s referral centers are 67.5% 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

To date, 2,027 Utahns have died as a direct result of COVID-19. No new deaths were reported Monday.

Vaccinations

Utah has administered 1,010,700 vaccines, which is an increase of 1,671 doses since Sunday’s report.

A total of 669,307 Utahns have received at least one dose, and 365,587 residents have been fully immunized.

There have been 1,146,170 vaccines delivered to the state so far.

For more information, visit coronavirus.utah.gov.

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