Utah reports more than 500 new cases of COVID-19 and 5 more deaths

Almost 400,000 Utahns have been fully vaccinated.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson checks in Davis County residents at the Davis County Health Department COVID-19 clinic at the Legacy Events Center in Farmington, on Thursday, March 11, 2021.

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As Utah prepares to open COVID-19 vaccinations to everyone age 16 and older next week, the state reported 560 new coronavirus cases on Thursday.

The Utah Department of Health also reported five more deaths, bringing the total in Utah since the pandemic began to 2,041. One previously reported death was removed from the total after further investigation revealed it was not the result of the coronavirus.

Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 25,312 / 1,080,039.

Utahns fully vaccinated • 394,004.

Cases reported in past day • 560.

Deaths reported in past day • Five.

Salt Lake County reported two deaths, both women between the ages of 65 and 84. There were also two deaths in Utah County, both women 85-plus. And a Wasatch County man, 45-64, died.

Hospitalizations reported in past day • 189. That’s up nine from Wednesday. Of those currently hospitalized, 63 are in intensive care units — unchanged from Wednesday.

Tests reported in past day • 7,526 people were tested for the first time. A total of 16,975 people were tested.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 7.4%. That’s lower than the seven-day average of 8.4%.

Its new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Thursday’s rate is now at 3.3%, lower than the seven-day average of 4.2%.

[Read more: Utah is changing how it measures the rate of positive COVID-19 tests. Here’s what that means.]

Totals to date • 380,340 cases; 2,041 deaths; 15,223 hospitalizations; 2,314,764 people tested.