Rate of positive COVID-19 tests stays high as Utah reports seven more deaths Tuesday

More than 1 in 4 coronavirus tests is positive statewide.

(Rick Bowmer | AP file photo) On Jan. 12, cars pull in to nursing stations for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout at the Davis County Legacy Center in Farmington, Utah. The Utah Department of Health reported 1,302 new cases Tuesday.

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The Utah Department of Health reported another seven deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday as the number of Utahns hospitalized in intensive care units rose slightly.

Vaccinations reported in past day/total vaccinations • 3,695 / 172,603.

Cases reported in past day • 1,302.

Deaths reported in past day • 7.

The deaths reported Tuesday are • Salt Lake County reported three deaths on Tuesday (a woman 45-64; a man 65-84, and a woman 85-plus). Utah County also reported three deaths (a man 45-64, and two men 65-84). And there was one death in Millard County (a man 65-84).

Hospitalizations reported in past day • 573. That’s up five from Monday. Of those currently hospitalized, 216 are in intensive care units — two more than on Monday.

Tests reported in past day • 4,961.

Percentage of positive tests • 26.24%. This is higher than the seven-day average of 19.9%.

Totals to date • 326,221 cases; 1,507 deaths; 12,645 hospitalizations; 1,911,870 tests.

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