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42,000 more Utahns got COVID-19 vaccines, while 10 more died from the virus

More than 620,000 are fully inoculated.

(Francisco Kjolseth | Salt Lake Tribune file photo) Intermountain Healthcare emergency department nurse Jay Larsen talks about a challenging year and working with a team of dedicated colleagues during an unveiling of new artwork by Utah artist Heather Olsen, that pays tribute to frontline health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Monday, April 5, 2021, in Murray.

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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%.

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

Totals to date • 388,909 cases; 2,149 deaths; 15,698 hospitalizations; 2,431,305 people tested.



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