SALT LAKE CITY — Utah health officials reported 2,244 more COVID-19 cases over the weekend as the state continues enduring a spike in virus cases.
The Utah Department of Health reported 958 new cases on Friday, 790 cases on Saturday and 499 cases Sunday. Fifteen deaths were also reported over the weekend, as well as 18,134 vaccinations.
The rolling seven-day average for positive cases in the state is now at 861. The positive test rate per day for that time period calculated with the "people over people" method is now 14.7%. The positive test rate per day for that time period calculated with the "test over test" method is now 10.4%.
There are 367 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in Utah, including 163 in intensive care, state data shows. About 82% of all intensive care unit hospital beds in Utah are now occupied, including about 85% of ICU beds in the state's 16 referral hospitals, state data shows. Those numbers indicate that most Utah hospitals are now unable to provide staff for any more ICU beds.
About 55% of non-ICU hospital beds are now occupied, the health department reported.
A total of 3,035,117 vaccine doses have now been administered in Utah, including to 1,679,664 Utahns, or about 52.4% of the state's total population, who have now received at least a first dose of the vaccine. About 46.3% of the population, or 1,485,840 Utahns, are now fully vaccinated against the virus.
Of Utahns age 12 and older, who are eligible for the vaccine, 64.8% have received at least a first dose of the vaccine and 57.3% are fully vaccinated.
Of the 2,932,497 people tested for COVID-19 in Utah since the arrival of the pandemic illness in March 2020, 14.8% have tested positive with COVID-19. The number of total tests conducted in Utah since the pandemic began is now at 5,336,176, up 23,459 since Friday. Of those, 14,769 were tests of people who hadn't previously been tested for COVID-19.
The 15 deaths reported Monday include:
- A Salt Lake County woman over the age of 85 who was not hospitalized when she died.
- A Salt Lake County man, 65-84, who was hospitalized.
- A Salt Lake County woman, 65-84, who was hospitalized.
- A Salt Lake County man, 25-44, who was hospitalized.
- A Salt Lake County woman, 45-64, who was hospitalized.
- A Tooele County man, 65-84, who was hospitalized.
- A Uintah County man, over 85, who was not hospitalized.
- A Utah County woman, 45-64, who was hospitalized.
- A Utah County man, 65-84, who was a long-term care facility resident.
- A Washington County man, 45-64, who was hospitalized.
- A Washington County woman, 45-64, who was hospitalized.
- A Washington County man, 25-44, who was hospitalized.
- A Weber County man, over 85, who was hospitalized.
- A Weber County man, over 85, who was a long-term care facility resident.
- A man from an unknown county, 25-44, who was hospitalized.
Monday's tally gives Utah 434,711 total confirmed cases, with 18,689 hospitalizations and 2,466 total deaths from the disease in the past 17 months. Three COVID-19 cases that had been diagnosed previously were removed from the total case count after further investigation, the health department said on Monday.
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.