Six of the deaths occurred before March 1.
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The number of new coronavirus cases reported Saturday stayed below 500 again, a welcome sign in the state’s fight to control the disease.
But tempering the good news, COVID-19 hospitalizations and intensive care unit patients rose slightly, according to figures from the Utah Department of Health.
UDOH also reported 10 more deaths due to the coronavirus. Six of them occurred before March 1, and it was only recently confirmed that they were caused by COVID-19.
Vaccine dose administered on the last day / total doses administered • 27,583 / 1,289,691.
Fully vaccinated Utahns • 470,905.
Cases reported the day before • 460.
Deaths reported the day before • 10.
Salt Lake County reported three deaths: a man aged 45 to 64 and a man and woman aged 85 and over.
There were two deaths in Davis County: a man aged 45 to 64 and a woman aged 85 or older.
Two Utah County residents died – two women over the age of 85.
Three counties each reported a single death: a 45-64-year-old woman in Weber County; a 45-64-year-old man in Beaver County; and a 65- to 84-year-old man in Washington County.
Hospitalizations reported the day before • 137. That’s seven more than on Friday. Of those currently hospitalized, 56 are in intensive care units, six more than on Friday.
Tests reported the day before • 6,048 people were tested for the first time. A total of 14,289 people were evaluated.
Percentage of positive tests • According to the original state method, the rate is 7.6%. That’s higher than the seven-day average of 7.4%.
His new method counts all test results, including repeated tests on the same individual. Saturday’s rate is now at 3.2%, lower than the seven-day average of 3.7%.
[Read more: Utah is changing how it measures the rate of positive COVID-19 tests. Here’s what that means.]
Totals to date • 384,173 cases; 2,101 deaths; 15,441 hospitalizations; 2,368,017 people tested.