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Utah Reports Zero Additional Deaths, 223 New COVID-19 Cases

Doctors are worried that coronavirus may end up being like influenza, which requires a new vaccine every year both because the circulating strains mutate fast and because immunity from the vaccine wears off quickly. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health on Sunday said 223 more Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19.

Currently, 129 people are hospitalized with the virus and an additional 10,983 vaccines have been administered, bringing the state’s total to 2,646,455. 

UDOH also said over 1.25 million Utahns are now fully vaccinated and over 1.5 million have received at least one dose of a vaccine.  

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UDOH reports 2,713,252 people have been tested — 3,233 more than Saturday. Of those, 407,642 Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19 — an increase of 223 new cases.  

The rolling seven-day average for positive tests was 232 — up from 225 on Saturday.


The rolling seven-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” dropped to 5.7% while the rolling seven-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” dropped slightly to 3.7%.


The state has administered 2,646,455 vaccines in total, which is an increase of 10,983 over Saturday’s numbers. As of Sunday, over 1.5 million Utahns had received at least one dose of a vaccine and over 1.25 million Utahns had been fully vaccinated.

Over 3.16 million vaccines have been delivered to Utah.


Currently, 129 people are hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 51 of those people were in intensive care units.

Utah’s ICUs were 71.1% full and the ICU beds in Utah’s referral centers were 73.1% full Sunday.


“At about 69% overall ICU utilization, ICUs in Utah’s major hospitals with the ability to provide best care for COVID-19 patients begin to reach staffing capacity,” UDOH officials said. “Seventy-two percent use among all hospitals and 77% in referral center hospitals creates major strains on the health care system. When 85% capacity is reached, Utah will be functionally out of staffed ICU beds, indicating an overwhelmed hospital system.”


Zero additional deaths were reported Sunday. To date, the virus has killed 2,311 of the state’s residents.

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How do I prevent it?

The CDC has some simple recommendations, most of which are the same for preventing other respiratory illnesses or the flu:

  • Avoid close contact with people who may be sick
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. Always wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies.)

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