Sunday brings Utah 1,819 new COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths

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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah health officials reported another 1,819 COVID-19 cases and seven more deaths on Sunday.

The new cases were confirmed out of 4,802 people tested, with a 37.9% positive rate, according to the Utah Department of Health. The rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 2,652 per day, and the average positive test rate is 29.2%.

On Sunday, 486 patients were hospitalized with the disease, just one fewer than the previous day. Intensive care units across the state were 83.1% full with coronavirus patients and others, and referral ICUs that can treat the most serious patients were 86.4% full.

Since the state started receiving shipments of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines — the first two to receive approval from the Food and Drug Administration in December — 47,382 health care workers have received their first doses. Just over 127,000 doses have been shipped to Utah.

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