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360 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, nearly 10K vaccinations Wednesday 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. Utah health officials reported 360 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.

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. Utah health officials reported 360 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)



SALT LAKE CITY — Utah's number of COVID-19 cases increased by 360 on Wednesday, with two more deaths and 9,676 vaccinations reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.

The health department estimates there are now 5,319 active cases of COVID-19 in Utah. The rolling seven-day average number of positive cases per day is now at 280, according to the health department.

The positive test rate per day for that time period calculated with the "people over people" method is now 6.5%. The positive test rate per day for that time period calculated with the "test over test" method is now 4.2%.

There are now 157 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in Utah, including 56 in intensive care, state data shows. About 75% of all intensive care unit hospital beds are now occupied in Utah, including about 78% of ICU beds in the state's 16 referral hospitals. About 56% of non-ICU hospital beds in Utah are now occupied, state data shows.

A total of 2,666,844 vaccine doses have been administered in the state, up from 2,657,168 Tuesday. A total of 1,518,204 Utahns — or about 47.4% of the total state population — now has at least a first dose of the vaccine. A total of 1,265,378 Utahns, or about 39.5% of the total population, is now fully vaccinated.

About 58.6% of Utahns ages 12 and older who are currently eligible to receive the vaccine have at least a first vaccine dose, and about 48.8% of that population is fully vaccinated, according to health department data. A total of 3,176,984 vaccine doses have been shipped to Utah so far.

The new numbers indicate a 0.09% increase in positive cases since Tuesday. Of the 2,724,007 people tested for COVID-19 in Utah so far, 15% have tested positive for COVID-19. The number of total tests conducted in Utah since the pandemic began is now at 4,981,784, up 9,611 since Tuesday. Of those, 5,126 were tests of people who hadn't previously been tested for COVID-19, according to the health department.

The two deaths reported Wednesday were:

  • A Salt Lake County man over the age of 85 who was not hospitalized when he died.
  • A Salt Lake County man between the ages of 45 and 64 who was hospitalized when he died.

Wednesday's totals give Utah 408,428 total confirmed cases, with 17,003 total hospitalizations and 2,318 total deaths from the disease. An estimated 400,791 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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