Utah reaches COVID-19 milestone, officials ask for continued vigilance

Mar 14, 2021, 1:57 PM | Updated: Mar 15, 2021, 8:58 am

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) reports that by Sunday, March 14, a COVID-19 milestone was reached because more than one million doses of the vaccine had been administered to residents of Utah.

“For those of you who have already gotten your shots, thank you,” UDOH said in its daily update. ” For the rest of you, please get the vaccine when it’s your turn. It’s how we get our lives back.”

The exact number of administered vaccines that helped obtain this COVID-19 milestone, 1,009,029 is 15,861 more doses than were reported on Saturday. Right now, 667,949 Utahns have received one dose, and 365,176 have been fully vaccinated

In their update on Sunday UDOH noted a duplication error that they said affected some providers. “The error has been fixed and the duplicates removed,” UDOH said in an email. “This has removed 17,095 [vaccine] deliveries and 1,570 administrations.


Other COVID-19 trends in Utah

The UDOH also reported that there are an additional 396 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of Utahns infected with the virus to 378,379.

COVID-19 milestone Utah

Source: Utah Department of Health

Nearly 2,300,000 Utahns have been tested for COVID-19. The number reported on Sunday, 2,289,803 represents an increase of 4,089 Utahns tested for COVID-19 since the last reporting date.

The number of total tests today is 4,007,693.

The rolling 7-day average for the percentage of positive tests, when considering “people over people,” is 8.5%. That average is 4.12% for the percent of positivity when considering “tests over tests.”

On Sunday there were 167 Utahns hospitalized with COVID-19.  Since the beginning of the global pandemic, 15,104 Utahns have been hospitalized for the virus.

Since the report provided by Utah health officials on Saturday, six more Utahns have died from COVID-19.  Here is the breakdown of the most recent Utah deaths:

  • Female, between 65-84, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Male, between 45-64, Utah County resident, hospitalized
  • Male, between 45-64, Utah County resident, hospitalized
  • Male, between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized
  • Male, older than 85, Davis County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Male, between 65-84, Utah County resident, not hospitalized

How To Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus

COVID-19 coronavirus spreads person to person, similar to the common cold and the flu. So, to prevent it from spreading:

  • Wash hands frequently and thoroughly, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Don’t touch your face.
  • Wear a mask to protect yourself and others per CDC recommendations.
  • Keep children and those with compromised immune systems away from someone who is coughing or sneezing (in this instance, at least six feet).
  • If there is an outbreak near you, practice social distancing (stay at home, instead of going to the movies, sports events, or other activities).
  • Get a flu shot.

Local resources

KSL Coronavirus Q&A 

Utah’s Coronavirus Information 

Utah State Board of Education

Utah Hospital Association

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Utah Coronavirus Information Line – 1-800-456-7707

National Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Commonly asked questions, World Health Organization

Cases in the United States


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