Only 228 new cases of COVID-19 in Utah, and no new deaths

Less testing on Sunday brings the lowest number of coronavirus cases in the state in two weeks.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Nursing graduate April Taylor pulls two vials from the refrigerator at the Woods Cross High School pop-up clinic by Nomi Health, April 27, 2021. County and regional health districts are setting up vaccination clinics in high schools, to get the COVID-19 vaccine to 16- and 17-year-olds.

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Utah reported just 228 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, the fewest in more than two weeks. (The state health department reported 199 on April 18.)

Sunday was a typically slow day, with only about 5,600 people getting tested for the coronavirus. But there was more good news Monday: There were no new deaths caused by COVID-19.

The number of Utahns fully vaccinated against the virus now exceeds 960,000, roughly 42% of eligible Utahns age 16 and older.

Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 10,654 / 2,184,859.

Utahns fully vaccinated • 960,630.

Cases reported in past day • 228.

Deaths reported in past day • None.

Tests reported in past day • 3,155 people were tested for the first time. A total of 5,628 people were tested.

Hospitalizations reported in past day • 132. That’s down five from Sunday. Of those currently hospitalized, 53 are in intensive care units, one fewer than on Sunday.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 2.1%. 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. Monday’s rate was 4.1%, higher than the seven-day average of 3.6%.

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

Totals to date • 398,240 cases; 2,204 deaths; 16,229 hospitalizations; 2,570,933 people tested.

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