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More than 42,000 Utahns received COVID-19 vaccines in one day, the Utah Department of Health reported Thursday, and more than 620,000 Utahns are now fully vaccinated.
The state saw 483 new cases of COVID-19, however, and 10 more Utahns have died from the disease.
Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 42,688 / 1,603,855.
Utahns fully vaccinated • 621,247.
Cases reported in past day • 483.
Deaths reported in past day • 10; four of those deaths happened before March 18 and were just confirmed as being COVID-related by the state medical examiner’s office.
Three of the Utahns who died were from Washington County: A man and a woman, each between ages 65 and 84, and a woman 85 or older.
Two were from Salt Lake County: A man and a woman, each 85 or older. And two were from Utah County: A man and a woman, each 85 or older.
Other reported deaths: A woman from Davis County, between 65 and 84; a Sevier County man in the same age range; and a Sanpete County woman, 85 or older.
Tests reported in past day • 6,848 people were tested for the first time. A total of 16,029 people were tested.
Hospitalizations reported in past day • 138. That’s down 11 from Wednesday. Of those currently hospitalized, 53 are in intensive care units — two fewer than Wednesday.
Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 7.1%. That’s even with the seven-day average of 7.1%.
The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Thursday’s rate was 3%, lower than the seven-day average of 3.4%.
Totals to date • 388,909 cases; 2,149 deaths; 15,698 hospitalizations; 2,431,305 people tested.