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279 COVID-19 cases, 1 death, 8K vaccinations reported in Utah on Sunday

By Katie Workman, | Updated - May 2, 2021 at 10:07 a.m. | Posted - May 2, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health reported 279 new cases of COVID-19 in Utah on Sunday, with one death and 8,364 vaccinations.

The rolling seven-day average for new cases is now 371, according to the health department. The positive test rate per day as calculated by the "people over people" method is now 6.7%. The positive test rate per day as calculated by the "test over test" method is now 3.6%.

There are currently 137 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in Utah.

A total of 2,174,205 vaccine doses have been administered in the state, up from 2,165,841 doses on Saturday. Recent estimates from the state health department show that approximately 29% of all Utahns are fully vaccinated and 40% have received at least one dose of vaccine. Approximately 40% of Utahns age 16 and up (those currently eligible for the vaccine) are fully vaccinated and 55% of those eligible have received at least one dose.

Sunday's totals give Utah 398,012 total cases of COVID-19, with 16,220 total hospitalizations and 2,204 total deaths since the pandemic began.

The new death reported Sunday was a male between the ages of 45-65 who was hospitalized at the time he died.

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