Utah records 338 new cases of COVID-19, the lowest since September

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Nurse Jana Arnold, disinfecting her covid-19 vaccination work space on Friday, didn't have many adults taking the dumdum suckers she placed on her table. Employees of the Jordan School District were invited to West Hills Middle School to receive their coronavirus vaccination, Feb. 12, 2021.

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The number of daily COVID-19 cases in Utah hit its lowest level since Sept. 9, and only one new death was reported Monday.

The seven-day average of vaccine doses in arms rose slightly Sunday, after declining for most of the week. Sunday’s average was 12,411 doses administered a day — up from the 11,937 average on Saturday, but well below the 15,723 average on Feb. 14.

One reason for last week’s decline, a Utah Department of Health spokesman said Monday is that a shipment of 36,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine that the state expected to arrive last week didn’t, because of bad weather back east. Those doses are expected to arrive in Utah on Monday or Tuesday, the spokesman said.

Vaccinations reported in past day/total vaccinations • 4,353 / 611,910.

Number of Utahns who have received two doses • 206,887.

Cases reported in past day • 338.

Deaths reported in past day • One, a Wasatch County woman between the ages of 45 and 64.

Hospitalizations reported in past day • 237. That’s down four from Sunday. Of those currently hospitalized, 99 are in intensive care units — one fewer than on Sunday.

Tests reported in past day • 5,931.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 11.7%. That’s lower than the seven-day average of 13.3%.

Its new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Monday’s rate is now at 5.7%, lower than the seven-day average of 6.0%.

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

Totals to date • 367,073 cases; 1,853 deaths; 14,466 hospitalizations; 2,166,505 people tested.