Carson Atkinson, 12, gets the COVID-19 vaccine at the Mountain America Exposition Center in Sandy on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Health officials reported 357 new cases in Utah on Saturday. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)
SALT LAKE CITY – Health officials on Saturday reported 357 new cases of COVID-19, as well as four new deaths and 14,659 new vaccines administered in Utah.
The seven-day moving average for positive cases in the state is now 280, down from 273 on Friday.
The seven-day percent positivity rate, calculated by the person-to-person method, is 7.0%. As calculated by the “test-to-test” method, the seven-day moving average of the percent positivity is 4.5%.
There are currently 164 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Utah, the health department said. Since the start of the epidemic, 17,079 people have been hospitalized.
The health department also reported four new deaths from COVID-19, bringing the cumulative number of deaths in the state to 2,323. The four new deaths include:
- A Washington County man aged 45 to 64 who was hospitalized when he died.
- A woman from Utah County between the ages of 65 and 84 who resided in a long-term care facility.
- A Utah County woman between the ages of 45 and 64 who was hospitalized after her death.
- A Salt Lake County man aged 45 to 64 who was hospitalized when he died.
Saturday’s update brings the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in Utah to 409,364 and the total number of vaccines administered to 2,728,455. A total of 5,004,104 tests for COVID-19 have been performed in Utah and 2,736,346 people have been tested.
The update comes two days after Utah Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson warned that if people continue to be reluctant to get vaccinated to protect themselves against COVID-19, the state is at risk of reverting to low levels. infection levels as severe as last year.