Patty E. Davis receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from Ben Christensen, an advanced EMT volunteering from the Mapleton fire department, at a vaccination site run by the Utah County Health Department in Spanish Fork on Thursday, March 25, 2021.

Spenser Heaps, Deseret News, file

194 more COVID-19 cases, 3,214 vaccinations, zero deaths reported Monday in Utah

By Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com | Updated - Mar. 29, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. | Posted - Mar. 29, 2021 at 1:01 p.m.



SALT LAKE CITY — Utah's number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 194 on Monday, with 3,214 more vaccinations and no deaths reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.

The state now estimates there are 9,979 active cases of COVID-19 in the state. That is the first time that estimate has been below 10,000 since Sept. 15, when there were an estimated 9,777 active COVID-19 cases, state data shows.

The rolling seven-day average number of positive cases per day is now at 426, according to the health department. The positive test rate per day for that time period reported with the "people over people" method is now 6.9%. The positive test rate per day seven-day average calculated with the "test over test" method is now 3.45%.

There are now 138 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in Utah, including 57 in intensive care, state data shows. A total of 63% of all intensive care unit beds in Utah are now occupied, including about 65% of ICU beds in the state's 16 referral hospitals. About 47% of non-ICU hospital beds are occupied in Utah as of Monday.

A total of 1,307,533 vaccine doses have been administered in the state, up from 1,304,319 Sunday. A total of 862,756 Utahns have now received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 478,918 are fully vaccinated. A total of 1,501,900 vaccine doses have been shipped to Utah so far.

The new numbers indicate a 0.05% increase in positive cases since Sunday. Of the 2,375,124 people tested for COVID-19 in Utah so far, 16.2% have tested positive for COVID-19. The total number of tests conducted during the pandemic is now 4,204,635, up 4,664 from Sunday. Of those, 2,403 were tests of people who hadn't previously been tested for COVID-19, according to the health department.

Monday's totals give Utah 384,756 total confirmed cases, with 15,474 total hospitalizations and 2,114 total deaths from the disease. The state now estimates there are 372,663 recovered Utah COVID-19 cases.

Utah House Bill 294, also known as the COVID-19 "endgame" bill, requires that all state and local Utah health orders related to the pandemic end on the day that the state's 14-day case rate is less than 191 per 100,000 people, the seven-day average of COVID-19 intensive care unit usage is under 15%, and 1,633,000 prime doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been allocated to Utah.

As of Monday, the state is only meeting that threshold in the seven-day average for COVID-19 ICU usage, which is about 10.4%. The state's 14-day case rate is 199.5, and just over 1.5 million prime doses of the vaccine have been shipped to Utah so far, according to the health department.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox and Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson are scheduled to provide a COVID-19 update at a news conference Thursday at 11 a.m.

Methodology

See more details about KSL.com's COVID-19 data and methodology by clicking this link.

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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