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More than 5,000 new COVID-19 cases in first official Utah Department of Health report of 2021

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Posted at 1:27 PM, Jan 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-02 15:49:24-05

The Utah Department of Health did not release a case count on Friday, so Saturday's case count has been adjusted to reflect cases that would have been included in that report.

New Cases
5,042 new cases were included in Saturday's report. 3,110 of those would have been included in Friday's report. 281,654 cases have now been reported in Utah.

Testing
14,900 new tests were administered since Thursday's; 9,131 would have been included in Friday's report. 1,740,903 people have now been tested in Utah.
The rolling seven-day average of positive cases is now 2,506, or roughly 27.4% of those tested.

Hospitalizations
487 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19. 11,101 people have been hospitalized since March.

Deaths
25 new deaths have been reported; 9 of them would have been included in Friday's report. 1,294 total deaths have been reported since the pandemic began.
The newly reported deaths include:

  • Female, between 65-84, Box Elder County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 25-44, Davis County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Female, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, older than 85, Washington County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Male, between 45-64, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 45-64, Weber County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Female, older than 85, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Male, older than 85, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Female, older than 85, Uintah County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Uintah County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, older than 85, Davis County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Male, older than 85, Davis County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Male, older than 85, Davis County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Male, between 25-44, San Juan County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 25-44, San Juan County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Duchesne County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, between 65-84, Washington County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Female, between 65-84, Davis County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Female, between 65-84, Sanpete County resident, hospitalized at time of death

Vaccinations
46,374 vaccines have been administered. “Doses Administered” is the number of vaccine doses that have been given to people and reported to the UDOH. There will be a lag between when vaccines are shipped, administered to a person, and finally reported to the UDOH. Once people in Utah begin getting their second dose of vaccine, the UDOH will also report the total number of people vaccinated. Data are preliminary and the UDOH will report additional data as they become available.