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159 more COVID-19 cases, no deaths, nearly 2.5K vaccinations reported Monday in Utah

Nurses Polly Crookston and Daniel Salas Jimenez work at a new COVID-19 testing site in the parking lot of Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. The testing site is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to noon. Appointments are required.

(Scott G Winterton, Deseret News, file)



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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah's number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 159 on Monday, with 2,496 more vaccinations and no more deaths reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.

The health department estimates there are now 10,649 active cases of the disease in Utah. The rolling seven-day average number of positive cases per day is now at 457, according to the health department. The positive test rate per day for that time period reported with the "people over people" method is now 8%. The positive test rate per day seven-day average calculated with the "test over test" method is now 4.1%.

There are now 147 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in Utah, including 52 in intensive care, state data shows. About 66% of all intensive care unit beds are currently occupied in Utah, including about 69% of ICU beds in the state's 16 referral hospitals. About 49% of non-ICU hospital beds are now occupied, according to the health department.

A total of 1,154,778 vaccine doses have been administered in the state, up from 1,152,282 Sunday. A total of 765,202 Utahns have received at least one dose, while 419,623 are now fully vaccinated, according to the health department.

The new numbers indicate a 0.04% increase in positive cases since Sunday. Of the 2,334,049 people tested for COVID-19 in Utah so far, 16.4% have tested positive for COVID-19. The number of total tests conducted since the pandemic began is now at 4,109,241, up 4,144 since Sunday. Of those, 2,333 were tests of people who hadn't previously been tested for COVID-19.

Monday's totals give Utah 381,788 total confirmed cases, with 15,293 total hospitalizations and 2,062 total deaths from the disease. An estimated 369,077 Utah COVID-19 cases are now estimated to be recovered, according to state health data.

Health officials announced Monday that one case of the P.1 COVID-19 variant, which originated in Brazil, has now been detected in Utah.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox and Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson are scheduled to provide a COVID-19 pandemic update at a news conference at 11 a.m. Thursday.

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More information about Utah's health guidance levels is available at coronavirus.utah.gov/utah-health-guidance-levels.

Information is from the Utah Department of Health and coronavirus.utah.gov/case-counts. For more information on how the Utah Department of Health compiles and reports COVID-19 data, visit coronavirus.utah.gov/case-counts and scroll down to the "Data Notes" section at the bottom of the page.

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