The Utah Department of Health reported 778 new coronavirus cases on Saturday.
With more than 200,000 Utahans now fully vaccinated, the number of COVID-19 cases in the state continues to decline, and the average number of cases per week has fallen below 800 for the first time since September.
On Saturday, the Utah Department of Health reported for the first time that the number of Utah patients receiving two doses of the coronavirus vaccine had exceeded the 200,000 mark. The positive rate of tests continues to decline, and the number of people still infected with COVID-19 in the hospital is also declining. It is 242 now. The last time hospital admissions were so low was on October 9.
Vaccinations reported the day before/total vaccinations• 18,383 / 598,434.
Number of Utah who received two doses 200,651.
Cases reported in the past day• 778.
Death report in the past day• Eight.
Five of the dead lived in Salt Lake County. A woman over 85 years old was not hospitalized when she died. The remaining four people died in the hospital: two men and a woman, aged between 65 and 84, and one man, aged between 45 and 64.
Two women died in Weber County and both have been hospitalized. One woman is over 85 years old and the other is between 65 and 84 years old. A woman in Utah, aged between 45 and 64, died in the hospital.
Hospitalization report of the past day• 242. It is 13 down from Friday. Among the people currently hospitalized, 99 are in the intensive care unit, four fewer than last Friday.
Tests reported in the past day• For the first time, 6,892 people were tested.
Percentage of positive tests• According to the state’s original method, the tax rate was 11.2%. This is lower than the 7-day average of 13.6%.
Its new method calculates all test results, including repeated tests on the same person. Currently, the interest rate on Saturday is 3.9%, which is lower than the 7-day average of 6.12%.
Total so far• 366,034 cases; 1,842 deaths; 14,421 hospitalizations; 2,158,136 people tested.