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228 more COVID-19 cases, no deaths, over 10K vaccinations reported Monday in Utah

By Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com | Updated - May 3, 2021 at 5:23 p.m. | Posted - May 3, 2021 at 1:15 p.m.



SALT LAKE CITY — Utah's number of COVID-19 cases increased by 228 on Monday, with no more deaths and 10,654 vaccinations reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.

There are now an estimated 8,269 active COVID-19 cases in Utah, according to the health department. The rolling seven-day average number of positive cases per day is now at 369, according to the health department. The positive test rate per day for that time period calculated with the "people over people" method is now 6.6%. The positive test rate per day for that time period calculated with the "test over test" method is now 3.6%.

There are 132 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in Utah, including 53 in intensive care, state data shows. About 64% of intensive care unit beds in Utah are now occupied, including 67% of ICU beds in the state's 16 referral hospitals. About 50% of non-ICU hospital beds are now occupied, according to the health department.

A total of 2,184,859 vaccine doses have been administered in the state, up from 2,174,205 Sunday. A total of 1,312,746 Utahns have now received at least one vaccine dose, and 960,630 are now fully vaccinated. A total of 2,558,510 vaccine doses have been shipped to the state so far.

Salt Lake County announced that walk-in appointments are now available at Mountain America Expo located at 9575 S. State Street in Sandy. The walk-in appointments will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

About 40.9% of Utah's total population has now received at least one vaccine dose, and 30% is fully vaccinated, according to the health department. Among Utahns age 16 and older who are currently eligible for the vaccine, 55.2% have at least one dose, and 40.4% are fully vaccinated, state data shows.

The new numbers indicate a 0.1% increase in positive cases since Sunday. Of the 2,570,933 people tested for COVID-19 in Utah so far, 15.5% have tested positive for the disease. The total number of tests conducted in Utah since the pandemic began is now 4,668,155, up 5,628 since Sunday, according to state data. Of those, 3,155 were tests of people who hadn't previously been tested for COVID-19.

Monday's totals give Utah 398,240 total confirmed cases, with 16,229 total hospitalizations and 2,204 total deaths from the disease. An estimated 387,767 Utah COVID-19 cases are now considered recovered, according to the health department.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox's weekly COVID-19 news conference is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, according to his office.

Utah's pandemic "endgame" bill, HB294, requires all state and local health orders to end on the day that Utah reaches the threshold in three areas: the state's 14-day case rate is less than 191 per 100,000 people, the seven-day average of COVID-19 intensive care unit usage is under 15%, and 1,633,000 prime doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been allocated to Utah.

The state is meeting the HB294 threshold in the first two metrics. The 14-day case rate in Utah is now 165.1 per 100,000 people, and the 7-day COVID-19 ICU average is now 11.1%, according to state data. A total of 1,543,835 prime vaccine doses have been allocated to the state so far. Health officials expect Utah to reach 1,633,000 prime doses in the next few weeks.

Methodology

See more details about KSL.com's COVID-19 data and methodology by clicking this link.

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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