Utah reports 148 new COVID-19 cases and two more deaths

More than 35% of Utahns are now fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) A nurse from test Utah tests for Covid-19 in the parking lot of the South East Health Department, in Moab, on Friday, May 14, 2021.

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Sundays tend to be slow when it comes to COVID-19 testing and vaccinations in Utah, and that was true this week. On Monday, the state health department reported 148 new cases of the coronavirus — but just 2,504 people were tested.

The number of Utahns fully vaccinated — with either both shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines or the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine — inched up to 1.17 million. That’s just over 36% of the state’s total population.

Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 5,166 / 2,517,521.

Utahns fully vaccinated • 1,173,425.

Cases reported in past day • 148.

Deaths reported in past day • Two — a man between the ages of 65 and 84 in Box Elder County, and a man 45-64 in Utah County.

Tests reported in past day • 1,411 people were tested for the first time. A total of 2,504 people were tested.

Hospitalizations reported in past day • 135. That’s two more than on Sunday. Of those currently hospitalized, 45 are in intensive care units, the same as on Sunday.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 10%. 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. Monday’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 • 404,625 cases; 2,292 deaths; 16,679 hospitalizations; 2,665,506 people tested.