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More than 1.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Utah, according to the state health department. That number includes both first and second doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, as well as the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Almost 580,000 Utahns are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, having received either a Johnson & Johnson shot or both doses of Pfizer or Moderna.
On Tuesday, the Utah Department of Health also reported 300 new cases of COVID-19 and four more deaths caused by the disease.
Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 28,314 / 1,526,353.
Utahns fully vaccinated • 579,627.
Cases reported in past day • 300.
Deaths reported in past day • Four. Three of those who died were between the ages of 45 and 64: A woman in Salt Lake County, a man in Utah County and a man in Weber County.
There was also one death in Tooele County — a man 65-84.
Tests reported in past day • 4,018 people were tested for the first time. A total of 10,662 people were tested.
Hospitalizations reported in past day • 130. That’s up nine from Monday. Of those currently hospitalized, 48 are in intensive care units — one more than on Monday.
Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original calculation method, the rate is 7.5%. That’s higher than the seven-day average of 7.1%.
The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Tuesday’s rate was 2.8%, lower than the seven-day average of 3.4%.
Totals to date • 387,814 cases; 2,137 deaths; 15,656 hospitalizations; 2,417,211 people tested.
On Thursday, residents of southeastern Utah can get the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine near Moab.
A pop-up clinic will be operating at Ken’s Lake Campground, about 10 miles south of Moab, just east of U.S. 191. The clinic will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Registration can be done online at getmyshot.utah.gov. For questions, call the helpline at 801-704-5911. Both the website and helpline are available in English and Spanish.
The clinic is being run by the Southeast Utah Department of Health, San Juan Department of Health and Nomi Health.