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More than three-quarters of a million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Utah, and more than a quarter of a million Utahns have received the second dose. About 8.4% of the state’s population is fully vaccinated, and that comes the day the Johnson & Johnson vaccine arrived in the state with a shot.
Utah reported seven more deaths Wednesday; five of them occurred before February 10 and have recently been confirmed to be coronavirus related. The state medical examination determined that one of the reported deaths Monday – a man in Iron County, aged 65-84 – was not caused by COVID-19, and the man’s death was removed from the state’s vote.
Vaccinations administered in the past day / total vaccinations 18,236 / 759,533.
Number of Utahns who have received two doses • 269,368.
Cases reported in the past day • 729.
Deaths reported on the last day • Seven.
Salt Lake County reported five deaths: one man and one woman aged 45-64; a man and a woman 65-84; and a woman of 85 years.
There was one death each in Box Elder and Washington counties, both men 65-84.
Hospital admissions reported on the last day • 212. It’s down from Tuesday. Of those currently hospitalized, 92 are in intensive care units – the same as Tuesday.
Tests reported during the past day • 8,249 people were tested for the first time. A total of 21,267 people were tested.
Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 8.8%. This is lower than the seven-day average of 10.2%.
Its new method counts all test results, including repeated tests by the same person. Wednesday’s rate is now 3.4%, lower than the seven-day average of 4.8%.
Total so far • 372,708 cases 1,949 deaths 14,783 admissions 2,222,755 people were tested.