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174 more COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, over 3K vaccinations reported Monday in Utah

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

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



SALT LAKE CITY — Utah's number of COVID-19 cases increased by 174 on Monday, with two more deaths and 3,612 vaccinations reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.

The health department estimates there are now 5,386 active cases of COVID-19 in Utah.

The rolling seven-day average number of positive cases per day is now at 236, according to the health department. The positive test rate per day for that time period calculated with the "people over people" method is now 6.2%. The positive test rate per day for that time period calculated with the "test over test" method is now 4%.

There are 127 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in Utah, including 51 in intensive care, state data shows. About 68% of intensive care unit hospital beds in Utah are now occupied, including 69% of ICU beds in the state's 16 referral hospitals, according to the health department. About 51% of non-ICU hospital beds are now occupied in Utah.

A total of 2,650,067 vaccine doses have been administered in the state, up from 2,646,455 Sunday. A total of 1,511,382 Utahns, or about 47.1% of the state's total population, have received at least a first vaccine dose, and 1,254,406 Utahns, about 39.1% of the population, are fully vaccinated, according to health department data.

Among Utahns ages 12 and older, who are currently eligible for the vaccine, 58.3% have received at least a first vaccine dose and 48.4% are fully vaccinated, according to the health department.

A total of 3,169,998 vaccine doses have been shipped to Utah so far.

The new numbers indicate a 0.04% increase in positive cases since Sunday. Of the 2,715,884 people tested for COVID-19 in Utah so far, 15% have tested positive for the disease. The number of total tests conducted since the pandemic began in Utah is now at 4,966,468, up 3,943 since Sunday. Of those, 2,632 were tests of people who had not previously been tested for COVID-19.

The two deaths reported Monday were:

  • A Cache County man between the ages of 45 and 64 who was hospitalized when he died.
  • A Utah County man between the ages of 25 and 44 who was hospitalized when he died.

Monday's totals give Utah 407,816 total confirmed cases, with 16,952 total hospitalizations and 2,313 total deaths from the disease. An estimated 400,117 Utah COVID-19 cases are now considered recovered — the first day that estimate has been above 400,000 since the pandemic began, 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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