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252 more COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths, over 7K vaccinations reported Tuesday in Utah

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

Syringes are filled with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Salt Lake County'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 252 on Tuesday, with three more deaths and 7,101 vaccinations reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.

There are now an estimated 5,380 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 256, according to the health department. The positive test rate per day for that time period calculated with the "people over people" method is now 6.6%. The positive test rate per day for that time period calculated with the "test over test" method is now 4.2%.

There are 139 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in Utah, including 54 in intensive care, state data shows. About 66% of all intensive care unit hospital beds are now occupied, including about 70% of ICU beds in the state's 16 referral hospitals. About 49% of non-ICU hospital beds in Utah are now occupied, according to the health department.

A total of 2,657,168 vaccine doses have been administered in the state, up from 2,650,067 Monday.

A total of 1,514,012 Utahns, or about 47.2% of the state's total population, have received at least a first vaccine dose; 1,259,297 Utahns, or about 39.3% of the total population, are now fully vaccinated, according to health department data.

Among Utahns ages 12 and older, who are currently eligible for the vaccine, about 58.4% have received at least a first vaccine dose, and 48.6% are fully vaccinated, according to the health department. A total of 3,169,998 vaccine doses have now been shipped to Utah.

  1. The new numbers indicate a 0.06% increase in positive cases since Monday. Of the 2,718,881 people tested for COVID-19 in Utah so far, 15% have tested positive for the disease. The number of total tests conducted since Utah's pandemic began is now at 4,972,173, an increase of 5,705 since Monday, according to the health department. Of those, 2,997 were tests of people who hadn't previously been tested for COVID-19.

The three deaths reported Tuesday were:

  • A Uintah County man who was between the ages of 65 and 84 and was not hospitalized when he died
  • A Uintah County woman who was between the ages of 65 and 84 and was hospitalized when she died
  • A Utah County woman who was between the ages of 65 and 84 and was hospitalized when she died

Tuesday's totals give Utah 408,068 total confirmed cases, with 16,981 total hospitalizations and 2,316 total deaths from the disease. An estimated 400,372 Utah COVID-19 cases are now considered recovered, according to the health department.

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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