Utah reports nine more COVID-19 deaths and 2,269 new cases in the past four days

The rolling seven-day average of new cases and hospitalizations continue to climb.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) A vial of saline and 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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Almost 2,300 more Utahns tested positive for COVID-19 in the past four days, and nine more died. There were 768 cases on Thursday, 672 on Friday, 506 on Saturday and 329 on Sunday.

The Utah Department of Health no longer reports coronavirus numbers on weekends and holidays, so Monday’s report was the first since Thursday.

The rolling seven-day average of new positive cases is 646. That’s almost three-and-half times what it was on June 1, when it was just over 200.

Hospitalizations continue to surge. There are now 343 Utans hospitalized with the coronavirus, an increase of 52 (15%) since Thursday. And 152 of those patients are in intensive care, an increase of 24 (16%).

Vaccine doses administered in past three days/total doses administered • 20,522 / 2,989,690.

Utahns fully vaccinated • 1,467,748.

Cases reported in past four days • 2,269.

Deaths reported in past four days • Nine.

Salt Lake County reported two deaths — a man and a woman between the ages of 45-64.

There were also two deaths in Washington County – a man 45-64 and a man 65-84.

The other deaths were a Box Elder County woman 65-84, Davis County man 65-84, a Tooele County man 65-84, a Weber County man 45-64, and a woman whose age and address is unknown.

Tests reported in past four days • 15,683 people were tested for the first time. A total of 25,875 people were tested.

Hospitalizations reported on Monday• 343. That’s 52 more than on Thursday. Of those currently hospitalized, 152 are in intensive care, 24 more than on Thursday.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 14.5%. That’s about the same as the seven-day average of 14.6%.

The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Monday’s rate was 8.8%, lower than the seven-day average of 10.2%

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

Totals to date • 428,687 cases; 2,434 deaths; 18,376 hospitalizations; 2,893,215 people tested.