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Utah reports 262 coronavirus cases, 1 death

And almost 20,000 more Utahns are fully vaccinated as of Saturday.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Retired oncology nurse Wendy Dewey lines up stickers and action hero bandaids as 12-15 year olds get their vaccinations against COVID-19 at the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

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The state reported 262 coronavirus cases on Saturday, less than the past three Saturdays in May.

Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 17,043 / 2,499,847.

Utahns fully vaccinated • 1,164,390.

Cases reported in past day • 262.

Deaths reported in past day • 1.

The state reported one new coronavirus-related death, a Utah County woman older than 85 who was not hospitalized at the time of her death.

Tests reported in past day • 3,957 people were tested for the first time. A total of 8,918 people were tested.

Hospitalizations reported in past day • 126. That’s 10 fewer than on Friday. Of those currently hospitalized, 51 are in intensive care, three more than on Friday.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 6.6%. That’s higher than the seven-day average of 6.4%.

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 3.4%.

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

Totals to date • 404,246 cases; 2,290 deaths; 16,652 hospitalizations; 2,662,088 people tested.

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