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A whopping 46,011 Utahns received coronavirus vaccinations on Thursday, as the state blew past the half-million mark in those fully vaccinated. A total of more than 1.4 million doses have been administered.
The Utah Department of Health also reported 487 new COVID-19 cases and three more deaths, bringing the state’s death toll to 2,125.
Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 46,011 / 1,410,214.
Utahns fully vaccinated • 521,686.
Cases reported in past day • 487.
Deaths reported in past day • Three. All were between the ages of 65 and 84 — a man in Salt Lake County, a woman in Washington County and a woman in Weber County.
Tests reported in past day • 7,661 people were tested for the first time. A total of 18,760 people were tested.
Hospitalizations reported in past day • 136. That’s up one from Wednesday. Of those currently hospitalized, 50 are in intensive care units — six fewer than on Wednesday.
Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 6.4%. That’s slightly lower than the seven-day average of 6.8%.
The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Thursday’s rate was 2.6%, lower than the seven-day average of 3.4%.
Totals to date • 386,128 cases; 2,125 deaths; 15,554 hospitalizations; 2,394,649 people tested.
Two counties, Beaver and Emery, have been moved from the “high” transmission level to the “moderate” level, Gov. Spencer Cox announced Thursday at his weekly COVID-19 media briefing.
Six rural counties — Daggett, Garfield, Juab, Piute, Rich and Wayne — are in the “low” transmission category. The other 23 counties, including the state’s population centers along the Wasatch Front, are in the “moderate” category.
It’s the first time since the categories were instituted that no county in Utah has been at the “high” transmission level, Cox said. The system for measuring transmission rates was launched last October by Cox’s predecessor, Gov. Gary Herbert, replacing the old color-coded risk assessment system.
The Davis County Health Department announced Thursday that it will start offering the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a walk-in clinic inside the Davis Conference Center, at 1651 N. 700 West in Layton, starting Wednesday.
The clinic’s hours are Mondays and Wednesdays, from 1 to 7 p.m. Appointments are required.
Anyone 18 or older can schedule an appointment at the department’s website, www.daviscountyutah.gov/health/covid-19/vaccine. Those making an appointment will need a valid email address, and can schedule for up to two people. People who are visually impaired, or don’t have access to the internet, can get assistance by calling 801-525-4900.
The Davis County Health Department will continue to offer the two-dose Pfizer vaccine, for anyone 16 and older, at the department’s drive-thru clinic at the Legacy Events Center in Farmington.