ALL NEWS

Utah reports 1,216 COVID-19 cases as vaccinations surpass infections

Feb 5, 2021, 1:00 PM | Updated: 1:07 pm

COVID-19 vaccine and infections lead to partial herd immunity...

FILE: Taelor Leonelli, RN, administering the COVID-19 vaccine inside the Tooele County Health Department building. Photo: Paul Nelson, KSL NewsRadio

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health reported an increase of 1,216 COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the state’s total to 352,489 since the pandemic began last March. This comes as the state reports 382,881 total vaccines have been administered, surpassing the total number of infections. 

As more Utahns gain access to the vaccine, 89,948 people have been administered both doses of the vaccine — about 25% of all who have received a dose. 

The health department reports 17 more people have died from the coronavirus, with 12 of the deaths occurring before Jan. 15. 

The numbers come as numbers continue to drop throughout the state, with the 7-day average for positive tests coming in at 16.3%. That’s about 1,222 positive tests per day. 

There are 349 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in Utah, bringing the pandemic’s total to 13,755. As the vaccine is administered throughout the state, infections among healthcare workers have dropped. 

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

All News

The Glen Canyon Dam holds back the waters of Lake Powell in Page, Arizona, on July 18, 2022....

Adam Small

Lake Powell missing 40,000 acre feet of water after accidental release, officials say

Lake Powell is the nation's second-largest reservoir, and it's currently missing up to 40,000-acre feet of water due to a water release.

8 minutes ago

A view of the state Capitol and the Salt Lake City skyline....

Andrew Gordon

High temps bring warnings and ozone problems to Utah

Utah's high temperatures have brought on the hottest day of the year so far in the state, along with warnings and ozone issues.

1 hour ago

new baby gorilla at Hogle Zoo, Addo (Hogle Zoo)...

Diana Jones

Hogle Zoo announces name of baby gorilla

The Hogle Zoo has announced the newest addition to their gorilla family, Addo. Mom and baby are reported to be doing well. 

2 hours ago

Utah is flirting with triple-digit weather this weekend and as tempting as it may be police say to ...

Josuee Sanchez

Stay away from fast-moving water this summer

Utah is flirting with triple-digit weather this weekend and as tempting as it may be police say to stay away from fast-moving water.

3 hours ago

This combo image shows President Joe Biden, left, Jan. 5, 2024, and Republican presidential candida...

Heather Peterson

Presidential election approaches, and Utah has donated more to Biden

As the 2024 presidential election approaches, donations for President Joe Biden's campaign in Utah are outpacing those of Donald Trump.

4 hours ago

The SCOTUS has unanimously preserved access to the "abortion pill," which was used in nearly two-th...

Randall Jeppesen

SCOTUS unanimously preserves access to abortion pill

The SCOTUS has preserved access to the "abortion pill," which was used in nearly two-thirds of all abortions in the U.S. last year.

6 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Underwater shot of the fisherman holding the fish...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Your Bear Lake fishing guide

Bear Lake offers year-round fishing opportunities. By preparing ahead of time, you might go home with a big catch!

A group of people cut a purple ribbon...

Comcast

Comcast announces major fiber network expansion in Utah

Comcast's commitment to delivering extensive coverage signifies a monumental leap toward a digitally empowered future for Utahns.

a doctor putting her hand on the chest of her patient...

Intermountain Health

Intermountain nurse-midwives launch new gynecology access clinic

An access clinic launched by Intermountain nurse-midwives provides women with comprehensive gynecology care.

Young couple hugging while a realtor in a suit hands them keys in a new home...

Utah Association of Realtors

Buying a home this spring? Avoid these 5 costly pitfalls

By avoiding these pitfalls when buying a home this spring, you can ensure your investment will be long-lasting and secure.

a person dressed up as a nordic viking in a dragon boat resembling the bear lake monster...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Legend of the Bear Lake Monster

The Bear Lake monster has captivated people in the region for centuries, with tales that range from the believable to the bizarre.

...

Live Nation Concerts

All the artists coming to Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre (formerly USANA Amp) this summer

Summer concerts are more than just entertainment; they’re a celebration of life, love, and connection.

Utah reports 1,216 COVID-19 cases as vaccinations surpass infections