327 COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths, nearly 20K vaccinations reported Tuesday; Utah doctors encourage checkups, resume J&J shots

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Utah’s number of COVID-19 cases increased by 327 on Tuesday, with three more deaths and 19,908 vaccinations reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.

The health department estimates there are now 8,508 active cases of the disease in Utah. The rolling seven-day average number of positive cases per day is now at 391, according to the health department. The positive test rate per day for that time period calculated with the “people over people” method is now 6.2%. The positive test rate per day for that time period calculated with the “test over test” method is now 3.2%.

There are 137 COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized in Utah, including 60 in intensive care units, state data shows. About 67% of all intensive care unit beds in Utah are occupied as of Tuesday, including about 69% of ICU beds in the state’s 16 referral hospitals. About 48% of non-ICU hospital beds are now occupied in Utah.

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