Percent of positive coronavirus tests in Utah rising slightly on Saturday

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah first lady Abby Cox receives her first COVID-19 vaccine from Utah County Health Department nurse Amy Engle in Spanish Fork, Mar. 25, 2021.

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The rate of coronavirus tests coming back with positive results was up slightly on Saturday, but the number of vaccinated also was rising, with 16,965 doses administered in the past day.

Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 16,965 / 2,031,780.

Utahns fully vaccinated • 866,873.

Cases reported in past day • 472.

Deaths reported in past day • One.

Tests reported in past day • 6,260 people were tested for the first time. A total of 13,531 people were tested.

Hospitalizations reported in past day • 152. That’s up 12 from Friday.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 7.5%. That’s higher than the seven-day average of 5.9%.

The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Saturday’s rate was 3.5%, higher than the seven-day average of 2.9%.

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

Totals to date • 395,150 cases; 2,180 deaths; 16,046 hospitalizations; 2,526,395 people tested.

This story is developing and will be updated.