No new deaths and more than 15,000 additional Utahns fully vaccinated as of Saturday

The Department of Health also reported 19 fewer COVID-19 patients occupying hospital beds.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Nurse Ashley Hafer fills syringes with the Moderna vaccine for people lined up on Thursday, March 18, 2021, as the Utah Film Studios loans its space to the Summit County Health Department as a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination station.

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Utah saw no new deaths and a decrease in both hospitalizations and intensive care unit beds occupied by COVID-19 patients Saturday. The Utah Department of Health also reported 15,281 more Utahns were fully vaccinated compared to Friday.

Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 27,809 / 1,880,269.

Utahns fully vaccinated • 783,872.

Cases reported in past day • 413.

Deaths reported in past day • 0.

Tests reported in past day • A total of 7,575 people were tested.

Hospitalizations reported in past day • 140. That’s down 19 from Friday. Of those currently hospitalized, 53 are ICU units — eight fewer than Friday.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 5.5%. That’s lower than the seven-day average of 7.6%.

The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Saturday’s rate was 2.5%, lower than the seven-day average of 3.8%.

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

Totals to date • 392,509 cases; 2,164 deaths; 15,901 hospitalizations; 2,486,282 people tested.

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