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Percentage of positive COVID-19 cases falls a bit below 7-day average

On Monday, Utah health officials report 160 new cases and no additional deaths.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Janet Bitner vaccinates Jeffrey Hesterman 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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Fewer than 3,100 Utahns were tested for COVID-19 on Sunday, and 160 tested positive, the Utah Department of Health reported Monday. And the percentage of positive cases was a bit below the seven-day average.

Health officials also reported that 1.57 million Utahns have received at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine, and 1.35 million are fully vaccinated.

Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 2,321 / 2,792,608.

Utahns fully vaccinated • 1,346,845.

Cases reported in past day • 160.

Deaths reported in past day • None.

Tests reported in past day • 2,046 people were tested for the first time. A total of 3,090 people were tested.

Hospitalizations reported in the past day • 150. That’s seven fewer than on Sunday. Of those currently hospitalized, 65 are in intensive care units, five fewer than on Sunday.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 7.8%. That’s lower than the seven-day average of 8.5%.

The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Monday’s rate was 5.2%, lower than the seven-day average of 5.5%.

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

Totals to date • 411,770 cases; 2,330 deaths; 17,284 hospitalizations; 2,763,344 people tested.

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