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200 more COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths, over 6K vaccinations reported Wednesday in Utah

A vaccine is administered on the day the VA opens a vaccine clinic to walk-in veterans and their spouses.

A vaccine is administered on the day the VA opens a vaccine clinic to walk-in veterans and their spouses. (KSL TV, file)



SALT LAKE CITY — Utah's number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 200 on Wednesday, with three more deaths and 6,443 vaccinations reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.

The health department estimates there are now 5,543 active COVID-19 cases in Utah.

The rolling seven-day average number of positive cases per day is now at 202, 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 136 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in Utah, including 54 in intensive care, state data shows. About 65% of Utah's intensive care unit hospital beds are now occupied, including about 68% of ICU beds in the state's 16 referral hospitals. About 49% of non-ICU beds in the state are now occupied, according to the health department.

A total of 2,602,355 vaccine doses have been administered in the state, up from 2,595,912 Tuesday. A total of 1,490,982 Utahns now have received at least their first dose of the vaccine, and 1,224,701 are fully vaccinated. In total, 3,115,428 vaccine doses have been shipped to Utah so far.

About 46.5% of Utah's total population has at least one vaccine dose, and 38.2% is fully vaccinated. For Utahns age 12 and older, who are currently eligible to receive the vaccine, about 57.5% have at least their first dose and 47.2% are fully vaccinated, state data shows.

Wednesday's new numbers indicate a 0.05% increase in positive cases since Tuesday. Of the 2,697,175 people tested for COVID-19 in Utah so far, 15.1% have tested positive for COVID-19. The number of total tests conducted in Utah since the pandemic began is now at 4,934,972, an increase of 6,347 since Tuesday. Of those, 2,904 were tests of people who hadn't previously been tested for COVID-19, according to the health department.

The three deaths reported Wednesday were:

  • A Salt Lake County man who was between the ages of 65 and 84 and was hospitalized when he died
  • A Utah County woman who was between the ages of 65 and 84 and was a resident of a long-term care facility
  • A Weber County man who was between the ages of 25 and 44 and was not hospitalized when he died

One of the deaths reported Wednesday occurred before May 2 but was still being investigated by state medical examiners, the health department said.

Wednesday's totals give Utah 406,482 total confirmed cases, with 16,863 total hospitalizations and 2,305 total deaths from the disease. An estimated 398,634 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.

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