Number of new COVID-19 cases in Utah remains well below 1,000

The state reports 11 more deaths, bringing the total to almost 1,500.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) In coordination with a proclamation from President Biden, Gov. Spencer Cox orders the lowering of the flag as it flies at half-staff on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 at the Utah Capitol in memory of the grim milestone reached of 500,000 American lives lost to COVID-19.

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The Utah Department of Health reported 832 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, the 12th day in the past two weeks that number has been below 1,000.

The state also reported 11 more coronavirus-related deaths. Four of those occurred before Feb. 1 and were only recently confirmed to be the result of COVID-19.

Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 18,563 / 660,444.

Number of Utahns who have received two doses • 229,526.

Cases reported in past day • 832.

Deaths reported in past day • 11.

Utah County reported three deaths — a woman between the ages of 65 and 84 and a man and a woman 85 or older.

There were two deaths in Davis County — a woman 65 to 84 and a woman 85-plus.

Salt Lake County also reported two deaths — a man 25 to 44 and a man 65 to 84.

Two Tooele County residents died — a woman 45 to 64 and a woman 85 or older.

And Weber County reported two deaths — a man 45 to 64 and a woman 65 to 84.

Hospitalizations reported in past day • 221. That’s down one from Wednesday. Of those currently hospitalized, 87 are in intensive care units — four fewer than on Wednesday.

Tests reported in past day • 8,582 people were tested for the first time. A total of 21,176 people were tested.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 9.7%. That’s lower than the seven-day average of 12.4%.

Its new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Thursday’s rate is now at 3.9%, lower than the seven-day average of 5.7%.

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

Totals to date • 369,433 cases; 1,890 deaths; 14,597 hospitalizations; 2,189,176 people tested.