Sunday COVID-19 Update: Statewide Averages Virtually Unchanged, One New Wasatch County Case

Mar 21, 2021

The Utah Department of Health reported under 400 new COVID-19 cases for the first time in a week.

 

Sunday’s 375 cases was the lowest daily case count since March 14th, when the state reported 222 cases.

 

Summit County has reported 26 cases over the last two days and Wasatch County reported a single new case on Sunday.

 

The statewide seven-day average for positive tests dropped to 466, its lowest level since September 11th of last year. 

 

Averages for the percentage of positive tests remained virtually unchanged from Saturday with the people-over-people average now at an even 8% and the tests-over tests average at 4.1%.

 

The 157 statewide hospitalizations reported on Sunday represent three fewer than Saturday, with COVID-19 referral center ICUs in the state now at 73.7% capacity. Utah has not been above the 85% threshold where ICUs are considered to be effectively full since early February.

 

Two additional deaths were also reported by the Health Department, both men over the age of 65. Neither of the deaths were from either Summit or Wasatch Counties. To date, 2,062 Utahns have died of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.