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Four Utahns die of the coronavirus and 192 new cases reported

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Signage on the last day the Salt Lake County Health Department's COVID-19 vaccine operation was open at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Saturday, May 29, 2021.

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As Utahns embark on Memorial Day adventures, the state reported four more COVID-19 deaths and a declining number of new cases, with 192 added to the tally. The state has seen its positivity rate and hospitalizations hold relatively steady since the start of April.

Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 12,944 / 2,582,400.

Utahns fully vaccinated • 1,213,200.

Cases reported in past day • 192.

Deaths reported in past day • Four. Two women were from Iron County, one 25-44 and one 65-84; along with one woman from Utah County, who was 65-84; and one man from Salt Lake County, who was 45-64.

Tests reported in past day • 3,616 people were tested for the first time. A total of 2,687,015 people were tested.

Hospitalizations reported in past day • 143. That’s four fewer than on Friday. Of those currently hospitalized, 49 are in intensive care, four fewer than on Friday.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 5.3%. That’s lower than the seven-day average of 6.7%.

The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Saturday’s rate was 2.8%, higher/lower than the seven-day average of 3.9%.

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

Totals to date • 405,851 cases; 2,301 deaths; 16,793 hospitalizations; 2,687,015 people tested.

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