There are almost 900 new cases of COVID-19, and 8 more deaths

The number of new cases is more than double what it was a month ago.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) People are vaccinated against COVID-19 at the former Provo High School gym at 1125 N. University Ave. on Wednesday, July 28, 2021.

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Utah reported 894 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, more than twice the tally of cases reported a month earlier.

On July 6, there were 393 new cases, according to the Utah Department of Health. Three months ago, on May 6, there were 384 new cases. On Feb. 6, six months ago, there were 913 new cases. Looking back a year, to Aug. 6, 2020, there were 453 new cases.

The rolling seven-day average of new cases is 859. A month ago, that average was 360.

Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 7,820 / 3,065,799.

Utahns fully vaccinated • 1,497,019.

Cases reported in past day • 894.

Deaths reported in past day • Eight.

Davis County reported three deaths — two women 45-64, and a woman 65-84.

There were two deaths in Salt Lake County — two men 45-64. There were also two deaths in Utah County — a man 45-64 and a woman 45-64.

In Weber County, a woman 85-plus also died.

Tests reported in past day • 7,411 people were tested for the first time. A total of 12,901 people were tested.

Hospitalizations reported in the past day • 375. That’s 20 fewer than on Thursday. Of those currently hospitalized, 164 are in intensive care, four fewer than on Thursday.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate 12.1%. That’s lower than the seven-day average of 14.9%.

The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Friday’s rate was 6.9%, 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 • 438,479 cases; 2,494 deaths; 18,907 hospitalizations; 2,960,208 people tested.

This story is developing and will be updated.