Utah adds over 700 new COVID-19 cases, 12 new deaths reported

Coronavirus Updates

(ABC4) – On Tuesday, February 23, the Utah Department of Health reports 716 new coronavirus cases.

There are 12 newly reported death with seven of these deaths occurred prior to February 1, 2021

A total of 367,789 Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19.

A total of 2,172,963 people have been tested, an increase of 6,458.

UDOH reports 3,724,955 total tests have been conducted. This is an increase of 18,480 since yesterday.

The state reports 623,876 total vaccines administered which is 11,966 more than yesterday.

The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” is 13.34% while the rolling 7-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” is 6.2%.

The rolling 7-day average for positive tests is 779 per day. 



There are 239 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Total hospitalizations from the beginning of the outbreak are 14,520.

Officials report 1,865 total deaths.

  1. Female, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  2. Male, between 65-84, Utah County resident, long-term care facility resident
  3. Female, between 65-84, Cache County resident, long-term care facility resident
  4. Female, older than 85, Sevier County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  5. Female, between 65-84, Davis County resident, long-term care facility resident
  6. Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, not hospitalized at time of death
  7. Male, between 65-84, Weber County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  8. Female, older than 85, Sevier County resident, long-term care facility resident
  9. Female, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  10. Male, between 65-84, Salt Lake County resident, long-term care facility resident
  11. Male, between 65-84, Washington County resident, long-term care facility resident
  12. Male, between 45-64, Davis County resident, hospitalized at time of death
TodayYesterday
Total Utahns testing positive367,789367,073
Total people tested2,172,9632,166,505
COVID-19 related deaths in Utah1,8651,853
Vaccines administered623,876611,910
Utahns currently hospitalized with COVID-19239237
Total hospitalizations14,52014,466

The Utah Department of Health announced the changes to Utah’s COVID-19 Transmission Index on February 12. They went into effect starting on Thursday, February 18.

For more on these changes to the percent positivity threshold levels in the COVID-19 Transmission Index and actions, individuals and businesses should take in areas of “moderate” and “low” transmission, click here.

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