Another 1,500 Utahns contract COVID-19, and three more die

The rolling seven-day average of new cases is the highest it’s been in four-and-a-half months.

(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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More than 1,500 more Utahns were reported over the weekend to have tested positive for COVID-19, and three more Utans have died.

The state health department — which no longer reports coronavirus numbers on weekends or holidays — reported more than 600 new cases on Friday, more than 500 on Saturday and more than 400 on Sunday. Typically, testing slows on Saturdays and Sundays.

The rolling seven-day average is 571 cases per day. That’s the highest that average has been since March 2.

Vaccine doses administered in past three days/total doses administered • 13,063 / 2,951,137.

Utahns fully vaccinated • 1,627,565.

Cases reported in past three days • 1,552 — 628 on Friday, 514 on Saturday and 409 on Sunday.

Deaths reported in past three days • Three — a Weber County man between the ages of 25 and 44, a Salt Lake County man 45 to 64, and a Davis County man 65 to 84.

Tests reported in past three days • 10,591 people were tested for the first time. A total of 17,265 people were tested.

Hospitalizations reported in the past day • 280. That’s one fewer than on Friday. Of those currently hospitalized, 121 are in intensive care, 13 more than on Friday.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 14.7%. That’s higher than the seven-day average of 13.7%.

The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Monday’s rate was 9%, lower than the seven-day average of 9.5%

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

Totals to date • 424,171 cases; 2,416 deaths; 18,112 hospitalizations; 2,862,992 people tested.

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