The number of new cases again topped 1,000 on Tuesday.
Seventeen more Utahns have died from COVID-19, the Utah Department of Health reported Wednesday, while the number of new cases rose again from 1,000 to nearly 1,300.
And the number of coronavirus patients in hospitals and intensive care units continued to rise slowly, after declining last week.
Immunizations reported in the previous day / total vaccinations • 16,778 / 442,476.
Number of Utahns who have received two doses • 117,305.
Cases reported the day before • 1,299.
Deaths reported the day before • 17.
Salt Lake County reported four deaths: a man between the ages of 65 and 84, and two men and a woman 85 and older.
There were also four deaths in Weber County: a man aged 45-64, a man aged 65-84, and a man and woman aged 85 or older.
Three Utah County residents died: two men and one woman, all 85 years or older.
Box Elder County reported two deaths: a man and a woman, both ages 65 to 84.
And there was only one death in each of the four counties: a 65- to 84-year-old man in Tooele County and three people 85 and older – a man in Cache County and women in Carbon and Wasatch counties. .
Hospitalizations reported the day before • 323. That’s four since Tuesday. Of those currently hospitalized, 131 are in intensive care units, seven more than Tuesday.
Tests reported the day before • 8,988 people were tested for the first time. A total of 23,334 people were tested Tuesday.
Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 14.5%. That’s slightly lower than the seven-day average of 15.3%.
His new method counts all test results, including repeated tests on the same individual. That rate is now at 5.6%, lower than the seven-day average of 7%.
Totals to date • 357,339 cases; 1,765 deaths; 14,007 hospitalizations; 2,094,809 people tested.