The number of fully vaccinated Utahns now exceeds 450,000

The state reports seven more deaths and removes one name from that list.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Nate Marine gets his first COVID-19 vaccination from Dr. Emil Chuang at the Utah Film Studios in Park City on Thursday, March 18, 2021.

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More than 450,000 Utahns have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 — about 14% of the state’s population.

The Utah Department of Health also reported seven more coronavirus-related deaths, bringing the total to 2,088. Four of those occurred before March 1 and were only recently confirmed to be as the result of COVID-19. One death reported March 21 has been removed from the list after further testing.

Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 26,298 / 1,232,991.

Utahns fully vaccinated • 450,128.

Cases reported in past day • 527.

Deaths reported in past day • Seven.

Salt Lake County reported three deaths — two men between the ages of 45 and 64 and a man 85 or older.

There were two deaths in Utah County — a man 45 to 64 and a woman 65 to 84.

Two counties each reported one death — a woman 65 to 84 in Davis County and a man 45 to 64 in Washington County.

Hospitalizations reported in past day • 134. That’s seven more than Wednesday. Of those currently hospitalized, 53 are in intensive care units — two more than on Wednesday.

Tests reported in past day • 7,891 people were tested for the first time. A total of 18,530 people were tested.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 6.7%. That’s lower than the seven-day average of 7.6%.

Its new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Thursday’s rate is now at 2.8%, lower than the seven-day average of 3.8%.

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

Totals to date • 383,260 cases; 2,088 deaths; 15,379 hospitalizations; 2,355,874 people tested.

This story is developing and will be updated.