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320 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, 21K vaccinations reported Saturday in Utah – KSL.com

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Health reported 320 new COVID-19 cases in Utah, two new deaths, and 21,318 new vaccinations administered on Saturday.

The rolling seven-day average for positive cases in the state is now at 316, down from 322 on Friday.

Calculated by the “people over people” method of testing, the percent of coronavirus tests positive in Utah is 6.5%. Calculated by the “test over test” method, 3.6% of tests are positive. A total of 2,634,166 people in Utah have been tested for COVID-19, and 4,806,129 tests have been conducted.

Currently, 145 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Utah, bringing the state to 16,504 total hospitalizations since the pandemic began.

The Utah Department of Health reported two additional deaths from yesterday, noting that both deaths occurred prior to Friday, May 14. One of the deaths was a male Salt Lake County resident between the ages of 65 and 85 who was not hospitalized at the time of death. The other was a female Utah County resident between the ages of 25 and 44 who was a long-term care facility resident.

A total of 402,325 Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and a total 1,387,322 Utahns have received vaccinations protecting them from COVID-19. A total of 2,394,234 vaccines — including both first and second doses — have been administered.

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