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224 new COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths, over 11K vaccinations reported Tuesday in Utah

Nurse Amy Engle wears a pin that reads â??Vaccines save livesâ? at a COVID-19 vaccination site run by the Utah County Health Department in Spanish Fork on Thursday, March 25, 2021.

(Spenser Heaps, Deseret News, file)



SALT LAKE CITY — Utah's number of COVID-19 cases increased by 224 on Tuesday, with 11 more deaths and 11,284 vaccinations reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.

Eight of the deaths reported Tuesday occurred before April 11 but were still being investigated by state medical examiners, the health department said.

There are now an estimated 7,814 active COVID-19 cases in Utah, according to the health department. The rolling seven-day average number of positive cases per day is now at 327, according to the health department. The positive test rate per day for that time period calculated with the "people over people" method is now 6.5%. The positive test rate per day for that time period calculated with the "test over test" method is now 3.6%.

There are 142 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in Utah, including 57 in intensive care, state data shows. About 68% of all intensive care unit beds in Utah are now occupied, including about 71% of ICU beds in the state's 16 referral hospitals. About 48% of non-ICU hospital beds in Utah are now occupied, according to the health department.

A total of 2,327,153 vaccine doses have been administered in the state, up from 2,315,869 Monday. A total of 1,362,698 Utahns have now received at least a first vaccine dose, while 1,062,731 are now fully vaccinated, according to the health department. A total of 2,735,943 vaccine doses have been delivered to Utah so far.

Tuesday's update shows 42.5% of the total Utah population has received at least a first vaccine dose, and 33.1% of the population is now fully vaccinated. Among Utahns age 16 and older, 57.3% have at least one dose and 44.7% are fully vaccinated.

Tuesday's new numbers indicate a 0.1% increase in positive cases since Monday. Of the 2,610,541 people tested for COVID-19 in Utah so far, 15.4% have tested positive for the disease. The number of total tests conducted since the pandemic started in Utah is now 4,753,454, up 11,280 since Monday, health department data shows. Of those, 4,574 were tests of people who had not previously been tested for COVID-19.

The 11 deaths reported Tuesday were:

  • A Davis County man who was over the age of 85 and was hospitalized when he died
  • A Davis County woman who was between the ages of 65 and 84 and was a resident of a long-term care facility
  • A Kane County woman who was between the ages of 65 and 84 and was hospitalized when she died
  • A Salt Lake County man who was between the ages of 25 and 44 and was hospitalized when he died
  • A Salt Lake County woman who was over the age of 85 and was a resident of a long-term care facility
  • A Salt Lake County man who was over the age of 85 and was not hospitalized when he died
  • A Salt Lake County woman who was over the age of 85 and was not hospitalized when she died
  • A Sanpete County woman who was over the age of 85 and was not hospitalized when she died
  • A Sanpete County man who was over the age of 85 and was not hospitalized when she died
  • A Tooele County man who was between the ages of 65 and 84 and was not hospitalized when he died
  • A Utah County woman who was between the ages of 45 and 64 and was hospitalized when she died

Tuesday's totals give Utah 400,783 total confirmed cases, with 16,417 total hospitalizations and 2,236 total deaths from the disease. A total of 390,733 Utah COVID-19 cases are now considered recovered, according to the health department.

SLC extends mask mandate in city-owned facilities

Also Tuesday, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall's office announced she has signed an executive order requiring masks in all city-owned facilities.

Employees of the city will have to wear masks in all city facilities, including vehicles, a news release said. They will also need to wear masks at all times indoors while they are acting in their capacity as city employees.

Visitors at city facilities will also be required to wear masks, the release said.

"I'm committed to keeping our City team healthy, and ensuring the members of the public we interact with stay safe," Mendenhall said. "Our City's transmission and vaccination data, coupled with the advice of the CDC to continue wearing masks indoors tells me that we need to keep doing what has worked – wearing masks."

Mendenhall's order went into effect Monday and will remain in place until further notice. There are several exceptions, including for people who have certain medical conditions.

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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