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148 more COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, 5,166 vaccinations reported Monday in Utah

Isaac Hoffman, with his 10-month-old son Leo sitting on his lap, receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from Utah Air National Guard Master Sgt. Lauren Farley at a 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 148 on Monday, with two more deaths and 5,166 vaccinations reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.

The health department estimates there are now 6,672 active COVID-19 cases in Utah.

The rolling seven-day average number of positive cases per day is now at 271, according to the health department. The positive test rate per day for that time period calculated with the "people over people" method is now 6.4%. The positive test rate per day for that time period calculated with the "test over test" method is now 3.6%.

There are 135 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in Utah, including 49 in intensive care, state data shows. About 68% of all intensive care unit hospital beds in Utah are now occupied, including about 71% in the state's 16 referral hospitals. About 53% of non-ICU hospital beds are now occupied in the state, the health department reported.

A total of 2,517,521 vaccine doses have been administered in the state, up from 2,512,355 Sunday. A total of 1,452,390 Utahns have now received at least a first vaccine dose, and 1,173,425 are fully vaccinated, the health department reported. A total of 3,049,727 vaccine doses have been shipped to Utah so far.

About 45.3% of the total Utah population has now received at least one vaccine dose, and 36.6% is fully vaccinated, state data shows. Among Utahns age 12 and older, who are currently eligible to be vaccinated, 56% have received at least a first dose and 45.3% are fully vaccinated.

The new numbers indicate a 0.04% increase in positive cases since Sunday. Of the 2,665,506 people tested for COVID-19 in Utah so far, 15.2% have tested positive for the disease. The number of total tests conducted since the pandemic began in Utah is now at 4,872,479, up 2,504 since Sunday. Of those, 1,411 were tests of people who had not previously been tested for COVID-19, according to the health department.

The two deaths reported Monday were:

  • A Box Elder County man who was between 65 and 84 and was hospitalized when he died
  • A Utah County man who was between the ages of 45 and 64 and was hospitalized when he died

Monday's totals give Utah 404,625 total confirmed cases, with 16,679 total hospitalizations and 2,292 total deaths from the disease. An estimated 395,661 Utah COVID-19 cases are now considered recovered, according to the health department.

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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