News / Utah / 

430 more COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths, 15K vaccinations reported Wednesday in Utah

Health care worker Qing Chong prepares COVID-19 vaccines for a pop-up vaccination event at Reams in Magna on Monday, May 3, 2021. The Salt Lake County Health Department is doing vaccination pop-up events with its mobile health center.

(Annie Barker, Deseret News, file)



SALT LAKE CITY — Utah's number of COVID-19 cases increased by 430 on Wednesday, with four more deaths and 15,383 vaccinations reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.

Three of the deaths reported Wednesday occurred before April 19 but were still being investigated by state medical examiners, the health department said.

There are now an estimated 7,181 active cases of COVID-19 in Utah. The rolling seven-day average number of positive cases per day is now at 312, according to the health department. The positive test rate per day for that time period calculated with the "people over people" method is now 6.4%. The positive test rate per day for that time period calculated with the "test over test" method is now 3.4%.

There are 136 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in Utah, including 56 in intensive care, state data shows. About 77% of all intensive care unit hospital beds in Utah are now occupied, including 82% of ICU beds in the state's 16 referral hospitals, according to the health department. About 56% of non-ICU hospital beds are now occupied, state data shows.

A total of 2,444,852 vaccine doses have been administered in the state, up from 2,429,469 Tuesday. A total of 1,413,799 Utahns have now received at least a first dose of the vaccine, and 1,134,843 are fully vaccinated. A total of 2,938,303 vaccine doses have been shipped to Utah so far, according to the health department.

About 44.1% of Utah's total population has now received at least a first dose of the vaccine, and 35.4% are fully vaccinated. Among Utahns age 12 and older, who are currently eligible to receive the vaccine, about 54.5% have received at least a first dose and 43.8% are fully vaccinated.

The new numbers indicate a 0.1% increase in positive cases since Tuesday. Of the 2,649,365 people tested for COVID-19 in Utah so far, 15.2% have tested positive for the disease. The number of total tests conducted in Utah since the pandemic began is now at 4,839,149 — up 13,033 since Tuesday. Of those, 5,550 were tests of people who had not previously been tested for COVID-19.

The four deaths reported Wednesday were:

  • A Davis County woman who was between the ages of 65 and 84 and was not hospitalized when she died
  • A Salt Lake County man who was between the ages of 45 and 64 and was hospitalized when he died
  • A Tooele County man who was between the ages of 45 and 64 and was not hospitalized when he died
  • A Weber County man who was between the ages of 65 and 84 and was not hospitalized when he died

Wednesday's totals give Utah 403,418 total confirmed cases, with 16,597 total hospitalizations and 2,275 total deaths from the disease. An estimated 393,962 Utah COVID-19 cases are now considered recovered, according to the health department.

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.

SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast