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Utah reports fewer than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases again

However, another 10 residents died from the coronavirus in the past day.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brada Mayer, from Lehi gets a COVID-19 vaccination from Kirsten Weber, as Utah County residents lined up for vaccinations in a former Shopko store in Spanish Fork, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021.

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For the third day in a row, there were fewer than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Utah. And, using the state’s new way of measuring test positivity, that rate fell to 5%.

But the Utah Department of Health also reported that the number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus — including those in intensive care units — rose slightly, and there were 10 more deaths.

Vaccinations reported in past day/total vaccinations • 8,674 / 425,698.

Cases reported in past day • 918.

Deaths reported in past day • 10.

Weber County reported four deaths: A woman between the ages of 45-64, a man and a woman 65-84, and a man 85-plus.

There were three deaths in Salt Lake County: A man and a woman 65-84, and a man 85-plus.

Three counties each reported one death: A man 65-84 in Iron County, a woman 65-84 in Sanpete County, and a woman 65-84 in Utah County.

Hospitalizations reported in past day • 319. That’s up 11 from Monday. Of those currently hospitalized, 124 are in intensive care units — 12 more than on Saturday.

Tests reported in past day • 6,133 people were tested for the first time. A total of 18,409 people were tested on Monday.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 15%. That’s about the same as the seven-day average of 15.5%.

Its new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. That rate is now at 5%, lower than the seven-day average of 7.2%.

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

Totals to date • 356,040 cases; 1,748 deaths; 13,950 hospitalizations; 2,085,821 people tested.



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