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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.