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The number of new coronavirus cases reported on Saturday again fell below 500 – a welcome sign in the state’s fight to control the disease.
But tempering the good news, hospitalizations from COVID-19 and intensive care unit patients have increased slightly, according to figures from the Utah Department of Health.
The UDOH has also reported 10 more deaths from the coronavirus. Six of them occurred before March 1 and were only recently confirmed to be caused by COVID-19.
Doses of vaccine administered the previous day / total doses administered • 27 583/1 289 691.
Fully vaccinated utahns • 470,905.
Cases reported in the last day • 460.
Deaths reported in the last day • dix.
Salt Lake County has reported three deaths: a man aged 45 to 64 and a man and woman aged 85 and older.
There have been two deaths in Davis County: a man aged 45 to 64 and a woman aged 85 and over.
Two Utah County residents have died: two women aged 85 and over.
Three counties each reported a single death: a woman aged 45 to 64 in Weber County; a 45 to 64 year old male in Beaver County; and a 65 to 84 year old man in Washington County.
Hospitalizations reported in the last day • 137. It’s seven more than Friday. Of those currently hospitalized, 56 are in intensive care units – six more than Friday.
Tests reported the day before • 6,048 people were tested for the first time. A total of 14,289 people were tested.
Percentage of positive tests • Under the original state method, the rate is 7.6%. This is higher than the seven-day average of 7.4%.
His new method counts all test results, including repeated testing of the same individual. Saturday’s rate is now 3.2%, lower than the seven-day average of 3.7%.
[Read more: Utah is changing how it measures the rate of positive COVID-19 tests. Here’s what that means.]
Totals to date • 384,173 cases; 2,101 deaths; 15,441 hospitalizations; 2,368,017 people tested.