Utah coronavirus updates: The latest COVID-19 news and case counts

Utah has seen 398,499 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 2,217 total deaths as of Tuesday, according to the Utah Department of Health. That’s an increase of 259 cases from Monday. Thirteen additional deaths were reported, with 10 of those occurring before April 1.

Here are the latest numbers.

Total number of COVID-19 cases: 398,499

Total reported people tested: 2,574,992

Vaccines administered: 2,204,824

Total COVID-19 hospitalizations: 16,258

Current COVID-19 hospitalizations: 143

Total COVID-19 deaths: 2,217

Single-day high for reported cases: 4,672 (Dec. 31)

Single-day high for reported deaths: 30 (Dec. 17 and Jan. 21)

Recently

Utah passed the 2 million mark for vaccines administered Saturday.
Doctors and nurses in Utah who answered the pandemic call for help from New York City hospitals last year had a virtual reunion Friday.
Gov. Spencer Cox announced on Thursday that businesses, community groups, churches and other organizations are now able to request a free mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic that will give shots on site.
Health officials have stressed that cases where COVID-19 “breaks through” the protection provided by the vaccines are rare but not unexpected, and show the need for continued vigilance against the deadly coronavirus even after being vaccinated.
A new treatment for the “sickest of the sick” COVID-19 patients was studied in Utah, an Intermountain Healthcare researcher and critical care physician said Wednesday.

The Utah Department of Health estimates that 27.2% of all Utahns are now fully vaccinated, with another nearly 12% of people who have received at least one dose. This means that about 39% of all Utahns are believed to have at least some acquired immunity
With demand for COVID-19 vaccinations dropping off in Utah and other parts of the country, it’s time for some tough talk with those who are reluctant to get the shots, a doctor from the region’s largest health care system said Friday.

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Utah Gov. Spencer Cox said the number of coronavirus cases in the state is “declining very, very slowly” after plateauing for several weeks. But “the race against the virus is still real,” Cox said.
Utah was the latest in nearly a dozen states that have repealed mandates on face coverings a year into fighting the pandemic illness, though masks are still required throughout Salt Lake City and at schools throughout the state, and at gatherings and events of 50 people or more.

Worldwide

Globally, the novel coronavirus pandemic has now infected 153,187,889 and killed 3,209,109 people as of Tuesday, according to the World Health Organization.

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Source:: Deseret News – Utah News

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