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COVID-19 in Utah: 3 graphs show latest case count, hospitalization and death trends

The Department of Health and Human Services releases updated COVID-19 metrics each Thursday.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) A registered nurse and a clinical assistant get nasal swabs and information from a family at a Nomi Health COVID-19 testing site in a parking lot on Friday, June 10, 2022, in Salt Lake City.

Understand the latest Utah COVID-19 trends with these graphs from The Salt Lake Tribune, based on state data updated each Thursday afternoon.

The following visualizations are based on data released Sept. 29:

Breakdown of updated COVID-19 metrics in Utah:

Vaccine doses administered in the past week/total doses administered • 36,388 / 5,471,257.

Number of Utahns fully vaccinated • 2,058,547 — 63.3% of Utah’s total population. Another 996,292 Utahns have received at least one booster shot — 30.7% of the population.

Cases reported in the past week • 1,881.

Average cases per day reported in the past week • 270.

Deaths reported in the past week • 10.

Salt Lake County reported four deaths this week. These deaths include three women, one in each of the age ranges of 45-64, 65-84 and 85 or older, as well as a man age 85 or older.

In Davis County, officials reported two deaths: a man age 65-84 and a woman age 85 or older.

Two Weber County men were also reported to have died. They were ages 65-84 and 85 or older.

Cache and Utah counties each reported one death, both men. They ranged in age from 65-84 and 85 or older.

Hospitalizations reported this week • As of Thursday, 106 Utahns were hospitalized with COVID-19 — 27 fewer than the previous week. There were 13 patients in intensive care Thursday, three fewer than last Thursday. The seven-day average for people hospitalized with COVID-19 decreased nearly 15% to 80.

Percentage of positive tests • Counting all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual, 11.59% of the tests conducted came back positive, compared with 12.62% at this point last week.

When repeated tests on the same individual are not counted, 15.12% of the tests administered yielded positive results, down from 16.22% the previous week.

Totals to date • 1,038,416 cases; 5,021 deaths; 38,589 hospitalizations.

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