262 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death, 17K vaccinations reported Saturday 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.

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SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health reported 262 new COVID-19 cases, 1 new death, and 17,043 vaccinations on Saturday.

The rolling seven-day average number of positive cases per day is now at 276, 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 126 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in Utah, including 51 in intensive care units, state data shows.

About 74% of all ICU hospital beds in Utah are now occupied, including about 77% of ICU beds in the state's 16 referral hospitals. About 57% of non-ICU hospital beds are now occupied in the state.

A total of 2,499,847 vaccine doses have been administered in the state, up from 2,482,804 Friday. A total of 1,442,843 Utahns have now received at least one vaccine dose, while 1,164,390 are fully vaccinated, according to state data. A total of 3,023,897 vaccine doses have been shipped to Utah so far.

About 45% of the total Utah population has now received at least a first vaccine dose, and 36.3% are fully vaccinated, according to the health department. Among Utahns age 12 and older, who are currently eligible to receive the vaccine, 55.7% have at least one dose and 44.9% are fully vaccinated.

Of the 2,662,088 people tested for COVID-19 in Utah so far, 15.2% have tested positive for the disease. The number of total tests conducted since Utah's pandemic began is now at 4,866,046 up 8,918 since Friday. Of those, 3,957 were tests of people who hadn't previously been tested for COVID-19.

A total of 2,290 Utahns have died from the disease. The new death reported Saturday was a Utah County woman, older than 85, who was not hospitalized when she died.


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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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Lauren Bennett is a reporter with KSL.com who covers Utah’s religious community and the growing tech sector in the Beehive State.


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