338 more COVID-19 cases, 1 death, 4,353 vaccinations reported Monday in Utah

Rosa Valdiziez, a Salt Lake County Health Department nurse, administers a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the county's mass vaccination site at the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021.

(Steve Griffin, Deseret News, file)

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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah's number of COVID-19 cases increased by 338 on Monday, with one new death reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.

That marks the lowest single-day new case total since September 9, when Utah reported 314 new cases.

There are now an estimated 20,255 active cases of COVID-19 in Utah. The rolling seven-day average number of positive cases per day is now at 760, according to the health department. The positive test rate per day for that time period reported with the "people over people" method is now 13.3%. The positive test rate per day seven-day average calculated with the "test over test" method is now 6%.

There are 237 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in Utah, including 99 in intensive care, state data shows. About 70% of all intensive care unit beds in Utah are now filled, including 73% of ICU beds in the state's 16 referral hospitals, according to the health department. About 49% of non-ICU hospital beds are now occupied in Utah.

A total of 611,910 vaccines have been administered in the state, up from 607,557 Sunday. Of those, 206,887 are second doses of the vaccine, according to the health department.

The new numbers indicate a 0.1% increase in positive cases since Sunday. Of the 2,166,505 people tested for COVID-19 in Utah so far, 16.9% have tested positive for COVID-19. The number of total tests conducted since the beginning of the pandemic is now 3,706,475, up 5,931 since Sunday. Of those, 2,892 were tests of people who had not previously been tested for COVID-19.

The death reported Monday was a Wasatch County woman who was between the ages of 45 and 64 and was a resident of a long-term care facility.

Monday's totals give Utah 367,073 total confirmed cases, with 14,466 total hospitalizations and 1,853 total deaths from the disease. There are now 344,965 estimated recovered COVID-19 cases in Utah, state data shows.

There is no COVID-19 news conference scheduled for Monday. Utah officials typically provide updates at news conferences once a week on Wednesdays or Thursdays.


Test results now include data from PCR tests and antigen tests. Positive COVID-19 test results are reported to the health department immediately after they are confirmed, but negative test results may not be reported for 24 to 72 hours.

The total number of cases reported by the Utah Department of Health each day includes all cases of COVID-19 since Utah's outbreak began, including those who are currently infected, those who have recovered from the disease, and those who have died.

Recovered cases are defined as anyone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 three or more weeks ago and has not died.

Referral hospitals are the 16 Utah hospitals with the capability to provide the best COVID-19 health care.

Deaths reported by the state typically occurred two to seven days prior to when they are reported, according to the health department. Some deaths may be from even further back, especially if the person is from Utah but has died in another state.

The health department reports both confirmed and probable COVID-19 case deaths per the case definition outlined by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. The death counts are subject to change as case investigations are completed.

For deaths that are reported as COVID-19 deaths, the person would not have died if they did not have COVID-19, according to the health department.

The "people over people" method for the seven-day average positive test rate is calculated by dividing the number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 by the total number of people tested. The "test over test" method is calculated by dividing the total number of positive tests by the total number of tests administered.

Data included in this story primarily reflects the state of Utah as a whole. For more localized data, visit your local health district's website.

More information about Utah's health guidance levels is available at coronavirus.utah.gov/utah-health-guidance-levels.

Information is from the Utah Department of Health and coronavirus.utah.gov/case-counts. For more information on how the Utah Department of Health compiles and reports COVID-19 data, visit coronavirus.utah.gov/case-counts and scroll down to the "Data Notes" section at the bottom of the page.

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