Utah reported just one COVID-19 death on Monday

It’s the second day in a row with only a single fatality recorded, but Utah’s total inches closer to 2,000.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Amanda Bayly administers a Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccination to Jay Gaisford, at TOSH - The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital in Murray on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Gov. Spencer Cox announced Thursday that Utahns age 50 and older can start making appointments to get their COVID-19 vaccinations this coming Monday, Cox said younger adult Utahns with certain health conditions such as diabetes, Type 1 or Type 2, obesity with a BMI index of 30 or higher, and anyone with chronic kidney disease will also be eligible.

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For the second day in a row, the Utah Department of Health reported just one death from COVID-19 in the state.

The state also reported only 259 new coronavirus cases, the fewest in six months. But the number of tests on Sunday was also low (only about 5,500) as was the number of people who got vaccine doses (slightly more than 2,000).

The number of COVID-19 cases in Utah has passed 375,000, and the number of Utahns who have been fully vaccinated is now more than 310,000.

Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 2,087 / 857,750.

Utahns fully vaccinated • 310,327.

Cases reported in past day • 259.

Deaths reported in past day • One, a Washington County man between the ages of 65 and 84.

Hospitalizations reported in past day • 193. That’s up two from Sunday. Of those currently hospitalized, 73 are in intensive care units — unchanged from Sunday.

Tests reported in past day • 3,083 people were tested for the first time. A total of 5,530 people were tested.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 8.4%. That’s slightly lower than the seven-day average of 9.06%.

Its new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Monday’s rate is now at 4.7%, slightly higher than the seven-day average of 4.38%.

[Read more: Utah is changing how it measures the rate of positive COVID-19 tests. Here’s what that means.]

Totals to date • 375,109 cases; 1,977 deaths; 14,913 hospitalizations; 2,251,204 people tested.

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