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There are no new COVID-19 deaths in Utah for three days in a row

There are 237 new cases of the coronavirus.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Dr. Diane Gilles takes a handful of syringes filled with the Moderna vaccine to be given to people 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 third day in a row and the fourth day in the past five, there were no reported COVID-19 deaths in the state of Utah. Seven Utahns have died of the coronavirus in the past week.

According to the Utah Department of Health, there were 237 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, and more than 12,000 doses of vaccine were administered.

Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 12,515 / 2,751,008.

Utahns fully vaccinated • 1,311,098.

Cases reported in past day • 237.

Deaths reported in past day • None.

Tests reported in past day • 2,909 people were tested for the first time. A total of 5,015 people were tested.

Hospitalizations reported in the past day • 153. That’s the same as on Monday. Of those currently hospitalized, 58 are in intensive care, two more than on Monday.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 8.1%. That’s higher/lower than the seven-day average of 7.2%.

The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Tuesday’s rate was 4.7%, the same as the seven-day average.

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

Totals to date • 409,964 cases; 2,323 deaths; 17,134 hospitalizations; 2,743,511 people tested.

This story is developing and will be updated.



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