Utah reports fewer than 500 new cases of COVID-19

And the number of Utahns hospitalized with coronavirus continues to tick down.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) COVID-19 warnings are display on the screen before the start of the Utah Jazz game against the Milwaukee Bucks at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021.

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There were fewer than 500 new cases of COVID-19 reported on Monday, according to the Utah Department of Health — the first time that’s happened since early September. There were, however, two more deaths.

And the number of Utahns hospitalized because of the coronavirus continues to inch down — four fewer hospitalized than on Sunday; seven fewer in intensive care.

Vaccinations reported in past day/total vaccinations • 1,033 / 525,033.

Number of Utahns who have received two doses • 160,809.

Cases reported in past day • 462.

Deaths reported in past day • Two. Both were men between the ages of 65 and 84 — one in Utah County and one in Weber County.

Hospitalizations reported in past day • 274. That’s down four from Sunday. Of those currently hospitalized, 104 are in intensive care units — seven fewer than on Sunday.

Tests reported in past day • 3,313 people were tested for the first time. A total of 6,644 people were tested Sunday.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 13.9%. That’s about the same as the seven-day average of 14.1%.

Its new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Today’s rate is now at 7%, slightly higher than the seven-day average of 6.5%.

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

Totals to date • 361,756 cases; 1,796 deaths; 14,209 hospitalizations; 2,125,510 Utahns have been tested.

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