No new COVID-19 deaths in Utah for the second straight day, health officials say

Only 185 new cases reported Monday after a typically slow Sunday.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Teams of volunteers divide the Moderna vaccine on Thursday, March 18, 2021, as the Utah Film Studios loans its space to the Summit County Health Department as a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination station.

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For the second day in a row and the third time in nine days, the Utah Department of Health reported no new deaths caused by COVID-19.

Over the past 10 days, UDOH has reported 28 coronavirus-related deaths, and 14 of those occurred before March 18. (They were added to the list after testing was completed.) A total of 2,159 Utahns have died of COVID-19.

On a typically slow Sunday, when fewer than 5,000 Utahns were tested for the coronavirus, there were only 185 new cases.

Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 4,937 / 1,708,002.

Utahns fully vaccinated • 681,799.

Cases reported in past day • 185.

Deaths reported in past day • None.

Tests reported in past day • 2,519 people were tested for the first time. A total of 4,813 people were tested.

Hospitalizations reported in past day • 122. That’s down 21 from Saturday. Of those currently hospitalized, 61 are in intensive care units — 8 more than on Saturday. (According to UDOH, there was a reporting issue with Sunday’s hospitalization number, which was much lower than expected.)

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 7.3%. That’s about the same as the seven-day average of 7.4%.

The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Monday’s rate was 3.8%, about the same as the seven-day average of 3.7%.

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

Totals to date • 390,289 cases; 2,159 deaths; 15,770 hospitalizations; 2,449,866 people tested.