The number of new cases jumps to more than 600, and two more Utahns have died from the virus.
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More than one million Utahs have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Utah Department of Health – approx. 44% of the eligible population over the age of 16.
The total number at the end of the day on Tuesday – 1,013,308 – represents approx. 30% of Utah’s total population. Nearly 600,000 Utahns have been fully vaccinated (with either both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine) – which is approx. 26% of Utahns eligible for the vaccine, and approx. the total population according to U.S. census estimates.
“This is a milestone that is worth celebrating, and we hope this number will continue to rise as more and more Utahs choose to be vaccinated,” Utah Gov. Spencer Cox said in a statement. “The speed with which we have been able to vaccinate Utahs is a testament to the hard work and dedication of Utah’s public health system and our state vaccination partners.”
UDOH also reported that the number of new cases of COVID-19 rose back over 600 and there were two more deaths.
Vaccine doses administered in the past day / total doses administered • 34,814 / 1,561,167.
Utahs fully vaccinated • 599,972.
Cases reported in the past day • 612.
Deaths reported on the last day • Two – a man aged 45-64 in Salt Lake County and a man 65-84 in Washington County.
Tests reported in the last day • 7,246 people were tested for the first time. A total of 18,522 people were tested.
Admissions reported on the last day • 149. It’s up ten from Tuesday. Of those currently hospitalized, 55 are in intensive care units – seven more than on Tuesday.
Percentage of positive tests • According to the state’s original method, the rate is 8.4%. This is higher than the seven-day average of 7.2%.
The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests by the same person. Wednesday’s rate was 3.3%, about the same as the seven-day average of 3.5%.
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Total so far • 388,426 cases 2,139 deaths 15,675 admissions 2,424,457 people tested.
This story is under development and will be updated.