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Utah has more than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 again

Seven more Utahns die as the number of vaccinations slowly increases.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Folded up bleachers at the old Provo High School gym are covered in notes accumulated since April by people giving their reasons for getting the COVID-19 vaccine as health care representatives administer the vaccine nearby on Wednesday, July 28, 2021.

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For the third day in a row, Utah reported more than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19. The rolling seven-day average for new cases is 905, the highest since mid-February.

And there were seven more deaths caused by the coronavirus, according to the Utah Department of Health. The death toll for the past week is 36.

A total of 1.494 million Utahns are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, 46% of the state’s total population. And 1.695 million Utahns have received at least one dose, 52% of the total population.

Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 7,653 / 3,057,979.

Utahns fully vaccinated • 1,494,266.

Cases reported in past day • 1,096.

Deaths reported in past day • Seven.

Salt Lake County reported two deaths — a woman between the ages of 45-64 and a woman 85-plus. There were also two deaths in Box Elder County — a man 25-44 and a woman 65-84.

A Cache County man 85-plus died, along with a Utah County woman 85-plus and a Washington County man 45-64.

Tests reported in past day • 7,283 people were tested for the first time. A total of 11,965 people were tested.

Hospitalizations reported in the past day • 395. That’s seven more than on Wednesday. Of those currently hospitalized, 168 are in intensive care, two more than on Wednesday.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 15%. That’s the same as the seven-day average.

The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Thursday’s rate was 9.2%, lower than the seven-day average of 10.6%

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

Totals to date • 437,585 cases; 2,486 deaths; 18,867 hospitalizations; 2,952,797 people tested.

This story is developing and will be updated.



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