Utah reports 169 new cases of COVID-19, and no more deaths

Number of people vaccinated ticks up a bit.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Empty vials of the Pfizer COVID19 vaccine at the Woods Cross High School pop-up clinic by Nomi Health, April 27, 2021. County and regional health districts are setting up vaccination clinics in high schools, to get the COVID-19 vaccine to 16- and 17-year-olds.

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According to the Utah Department of Health, there have been 169 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the past day, and no additional deaths.

More than 1.31 million Utahns have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 — 40.3% of the state’s total population. More than 1.548 million have received at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine — 47.6% of Utahns.

Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 3,705 / 2,738,493.

Utahns fully vaccinated • 1,311,098.

Cases reported in past day • 169.

Deaths reported in past day • None.

Tests reported in past day • 2,102 people were tested for the first time. A total of 3,325 people were tested.

Hospitalizations reported in the past day • 153. That’s five more than on Sunday. Of those currently hospitalized, 56 are in intensive care, two more than on Sunday.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 8.0%. That’s higher than the seven-day average of 7.1%.

The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Monday’s rate was 5.1%, higher than the seven-day average of 4.7%

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

Totals to date • 409,727 cases; 2,323 deaths; 17,103 hospitalizations; 2,740,602 people tested.

This story is developing and will be updated.

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