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Utah reports 143 new cases of COVID-19 and one more death

The state’s death toll now stands at 2,302, as Utah veterans who died from the coronavirus are being remembered this Memorial Day.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Melanie Wolcott vaccinates Latasha Roddan 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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After another slow Sunday — when fewer than 3,600 tests were done — the Utah Department of Health reported 143 new cases of COVID-19 and one more death.

That state’s total death toll now stands at 2,302.

A total of 1.487 million Utahns have received at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine, and 1.219 million are fully vaccinated.

Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 3,441 / 2,594,156

Utahns fully vaccinated • 1,219,843

Cases reported in past day • 143.

Deaths reported in past day • One — a Salt Lake County man between the ages of 45 and 63.

Tests reported in past day • 2,132 people were tested for the first time. A total of 3,568 people were tested.

Hospitalizations reported in the past day • 131. That’s two more than on Monday. Of those currently hospitalized, 51 are in intensive care, five more than on Sunday.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 6.7%. That’s about the same as 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 4.0%, about the same as 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 • 406,170 cases; 2,302 deaths; 16,822 hospitalizations; 2,691,819 people tested.




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