Utah case rate for COVID-19 drops another 49%

The Rev. Heather Hennessey of Pilgrim Congregational Church, left, inserts small flags into the lawn outside Redding (Calif.) City Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022, as a memorial to the 545 Shasta County residents who have died from COVID-19.

Utah reported far fewer coronavirus instances within the week ending Sunday, including 3,734 new instances. That is down 49% from the earlier week’s tally of seven,322 new instances of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Utah ranked thirty fourth among the many states the place coronavirus was spreading the quickest on a per-person foundation, a USA TODAY Community evaluation of Johns Hopkins College information reveals. Within the newest week coronavirus instances in america decreased 33.7% from the week earlier than, with 461,986 instances reported. With 0.96% of the nation’s inhabitants, Utah had 0.81% of the nation’s instances within the final week. Throughout the nation, 5 states had extra instances within the newest week than they did within the week earlier than.

Throughout Utah, instances fell in seven counties, with the perfect declines in Salt Lake County, with 1,398 instances from 2,594 every week earlier; in Davis County, with 379 instances from 993; and in Utah County, with 650 instances from 1,189.

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Utah ranked twenty seventh amongst states in share of individuals receiving at the least one shot, with 71.2% of its residents at the least partially vaccinated. The nationwide price is 76.3%, a USA TODAY evaluation of CDC information reveals. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, that are probably the most utilized in america, require two doses administered a number of weeks aside.

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