249 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, 8K vaccinations reported Sunday 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 — The Utah Department of Health reported 249 new cases of COVID-19, two new deaths, and 8,114 additional vaccinations administered in the state on Sunday.

The rolling seven-day average for positive cases in Utah is now at 294, up from 286 the day before.

The rolling seven-day average for percent of tests that are positive as calculated by the "people over people" method is now 8.1%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity as calculated by the "tests over tests" method is 5.3%.

Since yesterday, an additional 2,786 people have been tested for COVID-19, and 4,092 tests have been added to the state's cumulative total. Since the pandemic began, Utah has now conducted 5,047,037 tests on 2,761,298 people.

There are currently 157 people in Utah who are hospitalized for COVID-19, down from 168 on Saturday.

Two additional people have died from their infections with COVID-19, including:

  • a Davis County man between the ages of 45 and 64 who was hospitalized at his time of death
  • a Utah County man between the ages of 65 and 84 who was hospitalized at his time of death

Since the pandemic began, 17,271 people in Utah have been hospitalized with COVID-19, and 2,330 have died.

Utah now has now had a total of 411,610 cumulative cases of COVID-19, and administered a total of 2,790,287 vaccines.

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