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143 more COVID-19 cases, 1 death, over 3K vaccinations reported Monday in Utah

A worker prepares a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic at the North Davis Senior Center in Clearfield on Friday, March 26, 2021, as Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, and Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson toured the site.

(Scott G Winterton, Deseret News, File)



SALT LAKE CITY — Utah's number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 143 on Monday, with one more death and 3,441 vaccinations reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.

There are now an estimated 5,910 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 224, 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 3.9%.

There are now 131 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in Utah, including 51 in intensive care, state data shows. About 65% of all intensive care unit beds in Utah are occupied as of Monday, including about 68% of beds in the state's 16 referral hospitals, according to the health department. About 50% of Utah's non-ICU hospital beds are now occupied.

A total of 2,594,156 vaccine doses have been administered in the state, up from 2,590,715 Sunday. A total of 1,487,211 Utahns have now received at least a first vaccine dose, and 1,219,643 are fully vaccinated, according to the health department. A total of 3,108,964 vaccine doses have been shipped to Utah so far.

With Monday's update, about 46.4% of all Utahns have received at least a first dose of the vaccine, and 38% are fully vaccinated, health department data shows. Among Utahns age 12 and older who are currently eligible to receive the vaccine, 57.4% have received at least a first dose, and 47% are fully vaccinated, according to the health department.

The new numbers indicate a 0.04% increase in positive cases since Sunday. Of the 2,691,819 people tested for COVID-19 in Utah so far, 15.1% have tested positive for COVID-19. The number of total tests conducted since the pandemic began in Utah is now 4,924,995, up 3,568 since Sunday. Of those, 2,132 were tests of people who hadn't previously been tested for COVID-19.

The death reported Monday was a Salt Lake County man who was between the ages of 45 and 64 and was not hospitalized when he died. The man died before May 1, but his death was still being investigated by state medical examiners, the health department said.

Monday's totals give Utah 406,170 total confirmed cases, with 16,822 total hospitalizations and 2,302 total deaths from the disease. An estimated 397,958 Utah COVID-19 cases are now considered recovered, state data shows.

Methodology

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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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