Utah has received more than 1 million vaccine doses

Hospitalizations drop by 40 in one day

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Marilyn Gertsch administers a shot as teachers and staff of the Canyons School District received their second shots of the Moderna vaccine at Mount Jordan Middle School in Sandy on Thursday, March 11, 2021.

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Utah had received more than 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine as of Saturday morning, Gov. Spencer Cox announced.

“This morning Utah officially crossed the 1 million mark for vaccine doses delivered!” Cox wrote in a tweet. “This is an incredible milestone and speaks to the dedication of our public health teams and private partners.”

Vaccinations administered in past day/total vaccinations • 25,687 / 993,168.

Utahns fully vaccinated • 358,195.

Cases reported in past day • 491.

Deaths reported in past day • 4.

  • A Davis County woman, age 65 to 84.

  • A Washington County woman, age 65 to 84.

  • A Davis County man, age 65 to 84.

  • A man, age 45 to 64; county of residents not known.

Hospitalizations reported in past day 144 currently hospitalized. That’s down 40 from Friday. Of those currently hospitalized, 59 are in intensive care units — 8 fewer than on Friday.

Tests reported in past day • 6,451 people were tested for the first time. A total of 15,401 tests were completed since yesterday.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 7.6%. That’s lower than the seven-day average of 8.5%.

Its new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Saturday’s rate is now at 3.2%, lower than the seven-day average of 4.09%.

[Read more: Utah is changing how it measures the rate of positive COVID-19 tests. Here’s what that means.]

Totals to date • 377,983 cases; 2,021 deaths; 15,085 hospitalizations; 2,285,714 people tested.

This story is developing and will be updated.