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Utah reports 1 more COVID-19 death, weekly cases decline again



Utah counted another COVID-19 death Sunday, a man between 45 and 64 who was hospitalized in Utah County when he died.

The state has had declining cases for months and that trend continued but the death toll continues to mount as deaths follow infections and hospitalization by weeks. The state has now counted 2,204 total fatalities from coronavirus, that first was measured among Utahns in March 2020.

Meanwhile the U.K. rushed to increase aid for India’s teetering health care system. While the U.S. has the most infections and deaths the virus is spreading rapidly among India’s 1.4 billion people. Just on Saturday it recorded nearly 400,000 new cases more than 3,000 new single-day deaths. The nation launched an effort to inoculate all adults against the virus.

Since the first numbers were reported on Sunday, March 15, KUTV has tracked the weekly totals for the virus. The latest numbers are lower than last weeks with 2,581 new cases, Sunday to Sunday. That is the lowest weekly total since August 23, 2020 and before that June 14, 2020.

According to Utah Gov. Spencer Cox in his last weekly press briefing Monday, the state was a hair’s bredth away from overwhelming its healthcare system, but did manage to avoid that with physical distancing, a statement mask mandate that has since been rescinded and now 1.3 million state residents who have received at least one done of COVID-19 vaccines.

Along with the death, the state reported 279 new cases, below the seven-day rolling average of 371. Sundays are traditionally lower in the state. The state reports 137 people in hospitals confirmed with the respiratory virus.



  • We will report 398,012 positive cases today. This is an increase of 279 new cases since yesterday.


  • We will report 2,174,205 total vaccines administered which is 8,364 more than yesterday.

Lab Tests:

  • We will report 2,567,778 people tested. This is an increase of 4,129 people tested since yesterday.
  • We will report 4,662,527 total tests. This is an increase of 7,204 tests since yesterday.


  • The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 371 per day.
  • The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 6.7%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 3.6%.


  • There are 137 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 16,220.


We will report 2,204 total deaths, which is one more than yesterday.