The number of new COVID-19 cases in Utah falls to its lowest level in five months

Two more deaths bring the total to 1,738.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) TestUtah could be getting more contracts from the state as COVID-19 testing is done alongside Utah Valley Pediatrics at 750 W 800 North in Orem on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021.

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Utah reported 514 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday — the lowest single-day number since mid-September.

The state also suffered two more deaths, according to the Utah Department of Health. And the health department changed the way it reports the coronavirus positivity rate.

Vaccinations reported in past day/total vaccinations • 3,087 / 417,024.

Number of Utahns who have received two doses • 103,806.

Cases reported in past day • 514.

Deaths reported in past day • Two.

Utah County reported the death of a woman between the ages of 45 and 64, and Washington County reported the death of a man 65 to 84.

Hospitalizations reported in past day • 308. That’s down 21 from Sunday. Of those currently hospitalized, 112 are in intensive care units — eight fewer than on Sunday.

Tests reported in past day • 3,653 people tested for the first time; 7,216 tests administered.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 14.1% That’s lower than the seven-day average of 15.4%.

Its new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. That rate is 7.1%, about the same as the seven-day average of 7.3%.

[Read more: Utah is changing how it measures the rate of positive COVID-19 tests. Here’s what that means.]

Totals to date • 355,122 cases; 1,738 deaths; 13,889 hospitalizations; 2,079,688 people tested.