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Utah reports 112 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths

Fewer than 1,800 vaccines are administered during a slow Memorial Day.

(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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Memorial Day was slow for COVID-19 testing in Utah — just 3,630 tests and 112 new cases — and no new deaths were reported.

According to the Utah Department of Health, 1.22 million Utahns have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. That’s about 37.6% of the state’s population.

Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 1,756 / 2,595,912.

Utahns fully vaccinated • 1,220,559.

Cases reported in past day • 112.

Deaths reported in past day • None.

Tests reported in past day • 2,452 people were tested for the first time. A total of 3,630 people were tested.

Hospitalizations reported in past day • 130. That’s one fewer than on Monday. Of those currently hospitalized, 48 are in intensive care units, three fewer than on Monday.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 4.6%. That’s lower than the seven-day average of 6.4%.

The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Tuesday’s rate was 3.1%, 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 • 406,282 cases; 2,302 deaths; 16,835 hospitalizations; 2,694,271 people tested.



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