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Utah reports 231 new COVID-19 cases but no new deaths

Another 12,508 Utahns have been vaccinated.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Pharmacist Kevin DeMass with a dose of the Moderna vaccine at The Apothecary Shoppe in Salt Lake City on Friday, May 21, 2021.

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The Utah Department of Health didn’t report any deaths due to COVID-19 on Sunday, but seven more people were hospitalized compared to Saturday.

Officials reported that 133 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, an increase of seven from Saturday. But there are six fewer people in intensive care units, for a total of 45.

On Sunday, the health department reported 233 new cases of the coronavirus. More than 12,500 vaccinations were administered in the past day, while nearly 1.5 million Utahns have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine. More than 3 million vaccine doses have been delivered to the state.

While there were no new deaths reported Sunday, the past week saw an uptick in reported deaths. On Friday alone, the state reported 10 COVID-related deaths, although nine of those had occurred before April 21. There were four reported deaths on both Wednesday and Thursday, both of which came after 12 were reported on Tuesday.

Of those 12 deaths reported Tuesday, eight occurred before April 19.

Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 12,508 / 2,512,355.

Utahns fully vaccinated • 1,170,853.

Cases reported in past day • 231.

Deaths reported in past day • Zero.

Tests reported in past day • 2,007 people were tested for the first time. A total of 3,929 people were tested.

Hospitalizations reported in past day • 133. That’s seven more than on Saturday. Of those currently hospitalized, 45 are in intensive care units, six fewer than on Saturday.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 11.5%. That’s higher than the seven-day average of 6.5%.

The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Sunday’s rate was 5.9%, 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 • 404,477 cases; 2,290 deaths; 16,666 hospitalizations; 4,869,975 people tested.

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