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For the fifth day in a row, there were fewer than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 in Utah — a total of 634 on Tuesday. The rolling seven-day average for new cases stands at 812.
And eight more Utahns died. The death toll has risen by 40 in the past week.
The Utah Department of Health also reported 5,817 vaccinations administered in the past day. The number of Utahns fully vaccinated increased by 2,199.
Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 5,817 / 3,090,493.
Utahns fully vaccinated • 1,506,312.
Cases reported in past day • 634.
Deaths reported in past day • Eight.
There were four deaths in Salt Lake County: a woman between the ages of 45 and 64, and three men, each 65-84.
Other deaths were a Beaver County man 45-64, a Millard County man 85-plus, a Utah County man 65-84, and a Washington County man 85-plus.
Tests reported in past day • 5,727 people were tested for the first time. A total of 10,015 people were tested.
Hospitalizations reported in the past day • 380. That’s nine fewer than on Monday. Of those currently hospitalized, 151 are in intensive care, nine fewer than on Monday.
Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 11.1%. That’s lower than the seven-day average of 14.6%.
The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Tuesday’s rate was 6.3%, lower than the seven-day average of 10.1%.
Totals to date • 441,131 cases; 2,511 deaths; 19,062 hospitalizations; 2,980,213 people tested.