Utah reports 574 new cases of COVID-19 — the most in more than two months

Three more deaths bring the state’s total to 2,371 since the pandemic began.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Games and booths are set up creating a party atmosphere, at the Spence and Cleone Eccles Football Center for those getting the Covid-19 at the Vaccination clinic at the University of Utah, Tuesday, June 29, 2021.

Editor’s note: The Salt Lake Tribune is providing free access to critical stories about the coronavirus. Sign up for our Top Stories newsletter, sent to your inbox every weekday morning. To support journalism like this, please donate or become a subscriber.

Utah reported 574 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday — the most in a single day since April 20, when there were 592. The rolling seven-day average stands at 372 a day.

There were also three more deaths, bringing the overall total to 2,371. The Utah Department of Health reported 39 coronavirus deaths in the month of June, the smallest one-month total in the past 15 months. (There were nine deaths reported in March 2020; the first COVID-19 death in Utah was reported on March 22, 2020.)

The number of Utahns fully vaccinated crossed the 1.4 million threshold, and 1.577 million have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 8,189 / 2,859,376.

Utahns fully vaccinated • 1,403,870.

Cases reported in past day • 574.

Deaths reported in past day • Three: A woman between the ages of 45-64 in Iron County, and two women 65-84 in Salt Lake County.

Tests reported in past day • 4,775 people were tested for the first time. A total of 9,242 people were tested.

Hospitalizations reported in the past day • 247. That’s 22 more than on Tuesday. Of those currently hospitalized, 76 are in intensive care, three fewer than on Tuesday.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 12%. That’s higher than the seven-day average of 9.8%.

The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Wednesday’s rate was 6.2%, slightly lower than the seven-day average of 6.5%.

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

Totals to date • 415,139 cases; 2,371 deaths; 17,508 hospitalizations; 2,795,039 people tested.

This story is developing and will be updated.