Thursday COVID-19 Update: Utah Administers Almost 101,000 Vaccines In One Week

Feb 18, 2021

Utah's 7-day rolling average for new COVID-19 cases is 830 per day, which is the lowest it's been since mid-September.

The Utah Department of Health announced 1,151 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, which is about 100 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week.

Summit County reported 19 new cases, In comparison, last Thursday, Summit saw 24. 

Summit County COVID-19 Case Trends
Credit Summit County Health Department

Wasatch County reported 15 new cases. Last Thursday, the county saw 7.  

Wasatch County COVID-19 Case Trends
Credit Wasatch County Health Department

There were 8,121 people tested for the first time, with 21,055 total tests administered. The statewide 7-day rolling average of percent positivity for “tests over tests” is around 6%. 

Utah’s Department of Health reported seven new deaths. To date, 1,813 Utahns have died due to COVID-19, including eight from Summit County and 19 from Wasatch County.

The department reported 49 new hospitalizations. There are 258 people in the hospital for COVID-19, in the state. Almost 78% of all referral center ICU beds are in use. 

A reported, 12,540 people were vaccinated for COVID-19 since Wednesday, bringing the total number to 563,608 doses administered. Both Summit and Wasatch Counties are registering to vaccinate residents 65-years or older

During the Governor’s Monthly News Conference, Spencer Cox said he is pleased with vaccinations in the state. 


"A week ago today, our total doses administered was 462,000," Cox said. "That's a weekly increase of almost 101,000 doses, which again, is remarkable and some numbers we've never seen in the history of our state in such a short amount of time. So far, our single dose administration record was 24,618 on February 11."

He said Utah is still using every vaccine within seven days of receipt.