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The number of new COVID-19 cases in Utah falls to its lowest level in five months



PROVO, Utah – Utah reported 514 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday — the lowest single-day number since mid-September.

he state also suffered two more deaths, according to the Utah Department of Health. And the health department changed the way it reports the coronavirus positivity rate.

Vaccinations reported in past day/total vaccinations • 3,087 / 417,024.

Number of Utahns who have received two doses • 103,806.

Cases reported in past day • 514.

Deaths reported in past day • Two.

Utah County reported the death of a woman between the ages of 45 and 64, and Washington County reported the death of a man 65 to 84.

Hospitalizations reported in past day • 308. That’s down 21 from Sunday. Of those currently hospitalized, 112 are in intensive care units — eight fewer than on Sunday.

Tests reported in past day • 3,653 people tested for the first time; 7,216 tests administered.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 14.1% That’s lower than the seven-day average of 15.4%.

Its new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. That rate is 7.1%, about the same as the seven-day average of 7.3%.