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Daily COVID-19 cases in Utah rise again, to 410; one death reported.

Test positivity rates showed signs of a downward trend as vaccination numbers continue to go up.

(Francisco Kjolseth | Tribune file photo) A vaccination clinic offered Saturday, April 24, 2021 by the Salt Lake County Health Department, in collaboration with Clinica de Salud EZ.

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New cases remained persistently high, rising again above the 400 mark after dipping the day prior to 338. Only one death was reported Saturday. Test positivity rates for the day dipped below their seven-day averages, indicating a downward trend.

Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 19,064 / 2,165,841.

Utahns fully vaccinated • 948,639

Cases reported in past day • 410.

Deaths reported in past day • 1

Female, between 45-64, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death

Tests reported in past day • 6,281 people were tested for the first time. A total of 13,884 people were tested.

Hospitalizations reported in past day • 138. That’s down by seven from Friday. Of those currently hospitalized, 55 are in intensive care units, down 10 from Friday.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 6.5%. That’s lower than the seven-day average of 6.6%.

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

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

Totals to date • 397,733 cases; 2,203 deaths; 16,204 hospitalizations; 2,563,649 people tested.

This story is developing and will be updated.



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