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More than 1 million Utahns have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine

The number of new cases jumps to more than 600, and two more Utahns have died from the virus.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) First lady Abby Cox and Gov. Spencer Cox receive their first COVID-19 vaccine from Utah County Health Department in Spanish Fork, March 25, 2021.

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More than a million Utahns have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Utah Department of Health — about 44% the eligible population over the age of 16.

The total number as of the end of the day Tuesday — 1,013,308 — represents about 30% of Utah’s total population. Just short of 600,000 Utahns have been fully vaccinated (with either both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine) — which is about 26% of those Utahns eligible to get the vaccine, and about 18% of the total population, according to U.S. Census estimates.

“This is a milestone worth celebrating and we hope this number will continue to rise as more and more Utahns choose to become vaccinated,” Utah Gov. Spencer Cox said in a statement. “The speed in which we’ve been able to vaccinate Utahns is a testament to the hard work and dedication by Utah’s public health system and our statewide vaccination partners.”

UDOH also reported that the number of new cases of COVID-19 jumped back over 600, and there were two more deaths.

Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 34,814 / 1,561,167.

Utahns fully vaccinated • 599,972.

Cases reported in past day • 612.

Deaths reported in past day • Two — a man between the ages of 45-64 in Salt Lake County, and a man 65-84 in Washington County.

Tests reported in past day • 7,246 people were tested for the first time. A total of 18,522 people were tested.

Hospitalizations reported in past day • 149. That’s up 10 from Tuesday. Of those currently hospitalized, 55 are in intensive care units — seven more than on Tuesday.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 8.4%. That’s higher than the seven-day average of 7.2%.

The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Wednesday’s rate was 3.3%, about the same as the seven-day average of 3.5%.

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

Totals to date • 388,426 cases; 2,139 deaths; 15,675 hospitalizations; 2,424,457 people tested.

This story is developing and will be updated.



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