Utah Reports 327 New COVID Cases, Three Additional Deaths

Apr 27, 2021, 12:48 PM | Updated: 1:32 pm
FILE (Photo by Justin Tallis - Pool / Getty Images)...
FILE (Photo by Justin Tallis - Pool / Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Tallis - Pool / Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Officials with the Utah Department of Health on Tuesday said 327 more Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19 and three more residents have lost their lives due to the virus.

An additional 19,908 vaccines have been administered, bringing the state’s total to more than 2.07 million, and there were 137 people hospitalized with the virus.

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UDOH reports 2,538,247 people have been tested — 4,730 more than Monday. Of those, 396,004 Utahns have tested positive for COVID-19 — an increase of 327 new cases.


The rolling seven-day average for positive tests was 391 — up from 389 on Monday.

The rolling seven-day average for percent positivity of “people over people” rose slightly to 6.2% while the rolling seven-day average for percent positivity of “tests over tests” rose to 3.2%.


The state has administered 2,073,225 vaccines in total, which is an increase of 19,908 over Monday’s numbers. As of Tuesday, over 1.26 million Utahns had received at least one dose of a vaccine and over 891,000 Utahns had been fully vaccinated.

Over 2.37 million vaccines have been delivered to Utah.



Currently, 137 people are hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 60 of those people were in intensive care units.

Utah’s ICUs were 66.7% full and the ICU beds in Utah’s referral centers were 68.7% full Tuesday.


“At about 69% overall ICU utilization, ICUs in Utah’s major hospitals with the ability to provide best care for COVID-19 patients begin to reach staffing capacity,” UDOH officials said. “Seventy-two percent use among all hospitals and 77% in referral center hospitals creates major strains on the health care system. When 85% capacity is reached, Utah will be functionally out of staffed ICU beds, indicating an overwhelmed hospital system.”


Three more Utahns have died due to COVID-19. To date, the virus has killed 2,186 of the state’s residents.

The following deaths were reported Tuesday:

  • Female, between 25-44, Weber County resident, hospitalized at time of death
  • Male, older than 85, Washington County resident, long-term care facility resident
  • Male, older than 85, Salt Lake County resident, hospitalized at time of death

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Utah Reports 327 New COVID Cases, Three Additional Deaths