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Utah’s COVID-19 death toll continues to rise as the state reported 15 more fatalities over the weekend.
The state health department is no longer reporting numbers on the weekends and released three days of numbers on Monday. The state saw more than 2,200 new cases of the coronavirus on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The seven-day average for new cases is now 861, the most since Feb. 15.
Vaccine doses administered in past three days/total doses administered • 18,134 / 3,035,117.
Utahns fully vaccinated • 1,485,840.
Cases reported in past three days • 2,247 — 958 on Friday. 790 on Saturday, and 499 on Monday. (Three previous cases were removed from the list of fatalities after further testing.)
Deaths reported in past three days • 15.
Salt Lake County reported five deaths — a man 25-44, a woman 45-64, a man and a woman 65-84, and a woman 85-plus.
There were three deaths in Washington County — a man 25-44, and a man and a woman 45-64; two deaths in Utah County — a woman 45-64, and a man 65-84; and two deaths in Weber County — two men 85-plus.
Other fatalities included a Tooele County man 65-84, a Uintah County man 85-plus, a Weber County man 85-plus, and a man 25-44 whose residence was not specified.
Tests reported in past three days • 14,769 people were tested for the first time. A total of 23,459 people were tested.
Hospitalizations reported in the past day • 367. That’s 16 more than on Friday. Of those currently hospitalized, 163 are in intensive care, 11 more than on Friday.
Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 15.2%. That’s higher than the seven-day average of 14.7%.
The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Monday’s rate was 9.6%, lower than the seven-day average of 10.4%
Totals to date • 434,711 cases; 2,466 deaths; 18,689 hospitalizations; 2,932,497 people tested.
This story is developing and will be updated.