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185 more COVID-19 cases, over 12K vaccinations, no deaths reported Tuesday in Utah

Syringes are filled with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Salt Lake Countyâ??s mass vaccination site at the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021.

(Steve Griffin, Deseret News)



SALT LAKE CITY — Utah's number of COVID-19 cases increased by 185 on Tuesday, with no more deaths and 12,142 vaccinations reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.

The health department estimates there are now 6,601 active COVID-19 cases in Utah.

The rolling seven-day average number of positive cases per day is now at 261, 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 3.7%.

There are 137 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in Utah, including 52 in intensive care, state data shows. About 67% of all intensive care unit beds in Utah are now occupied, including about 69% of ICU beds in the state's 16 referral hospitals, state data shows. About 50% of non-ICU hospital beds are now occupied in Utah, according to the health department.

A total of 2,529,663 vaccine doses have been administered in the state, up from 2,517,521 Monday. A total of 1,458,323 Utahns have now received at least a first vaccine dose, while 1,180,557 are now fully vaccinated, according to the health department. A total of 3,049,727 vaccine doses have been shipped to Utah so far.

About 45.5% of Utah's total population has now received at least a first vaccine dose, and 36.8% is fully vaccinated, according to state data. For Utahns age 12 and older, who are currently eligible to receive the vaccine, about 56.3% have received at least a first dose and 45.5% are fully vaccinated.

The new numbers indicate a 0.05% increase in positive cases since Monday. Of the 2,670,417 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 4,884,110, up 11,631 since Monday. Of those, 4,911 were tests of people who had not previously been tested for COVID-19.

Tuesday's totals give Utah 404,810 total confirmed cases, with 16,704 total hospitalizations and 2,292 total deaths from the disease. A total of 395,917 Utah COVID-19 cases are now estimated to be recovered, according to the health department.

This story will be updated shortly.

Methodology

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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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