Monday COVID-19 Update: 228 New Cases Statewide, No New Deaths

May 3, 2021

Listen to this report as it aired on KPCW 91.7

New COVID-19 cases were down week over week Monday.

 

 


The Utah Department of Health announced 228 new COVID-19 cases Monday, which is around 20 fewer cases than the state saw at the same time last week. The 7-day rolling average for new cases is 369cases per day, down from last week’s average of 389.

In the Wasatch Back, Summit County reported two new cases, the same as last week. Wasatch County reported three new cases, half as many as last Monday. 

There were 3,155 people tested for the first time statewide, with 5,628 total tests administered. On average less than 4% of “tests over tests” are coming back positive, while the average percent positivity for “people over people” is nearing 7%. 

Utah’s Department of Health reported no new deaths. To date, 2,204 Utahns have died due to COVID-19, including 12 from Summit County and 21 from Wasatch County.

The department also reported nine new hospitalizations. There are 132 people in the hospital for COVID-19, in the state. Around 67% of all referral center ICU beds are in use.

There were 10,654 people vaccinated for COVID-19 since Sunday. Utah has now administered 2,184,859 doses. 

Summit County has administered 45,217 total vaccines and Wasatch has given out 22,646 doses.

Both counties are in the moderate level of Utah’s COVID-19 transmission index.

 

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