290 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, 7K vaccinations reported Saturday in Utah – KSL.com

Mass vaccination site at the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy. (Jed Boal, KSL TELEVISION) SALT LAKE CITY– The Utah Department of Health reported 290 new cases of COVID-19, two new deaths, and 7,019 vaccinations administered in Utah on Saturday.The rolling seven-day average for positive cases in the state is now at 286, down from 296 on Friday.The rolling seven-day average for percent positivity determined by the “people over individuals” method is now 7.8%. The rolling 7-day average for percent positivity computed according to the “tests over tests” method is now 5.0%. Today, 168 Utahns are hospitalized for COVID-19, below 170 the day previously. The overall variety of hospitalizations since the start of the pandemic is now 17,259. The 2 extra deaths reported Saturday were: A Salt Lake County guy in between the ages of 25 and 44 who was hospitalized at his time of deathA Iron County guy between the ages of 45 and 64 who was hospitalized at his time of deathA overall of 2,328 Utahns have actually now passed away from their infections with COVID-19. Since yesterday, 3,186 people have actually been tested for COVID-19 in Utah, and 5,618 tests were included to the states overall. Utah has actually now performed a cumulative overall of 5,042,945 COVID-19 tests on 2,758,512 people.Since the pandemic started, a total of 2,782,173 dosages of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Utah, and 411,361 Utahns have actually checked favorable for COVID-19. The news comes as the health care experts caution that the extremely infectious and possibly more serious delta strain of the infection risks ending up being the most dominant pressure in the state throughout the coming weeks. On the exact same day, the United States commemorated hitting the milestone of 300 million COVID-19 vaccinations administered.This week, Gov. Spencer Cox announced that around 95% of hospitalizations and 98% of deaths considering that March 23– the day the state opened vaccine eligibility to all grownups– have been among unvaccinated people. × More stories you might have an interest in

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