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More than 1.3 million Utahns have gotten at least one COVID-19 shot

The state also reports 13 more coronavirus-related deaths, four of them under the age of 45.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Sara Sharma, 16, a student at Woods Cross High School, misses her Spanish class to receive her first Pfizer vaccine from pharmacist Shannon Stoker at a pop-up clinic by Nomi Health, April 27, 2021.

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More than 1.3 million Utahns have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and more than 970,000 of them have been fully vaccinated.

That’s roughly 57% of eligible Utahns age 16 and over who’ve gotten at least one shot, and 42% who have gotten either both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

On Tuesday, the Utah Department of Health also reported 13 more deaths caused by the coronavirus — four of them people between the ages of 25 and 44. Ten of the deaths occurred before April 1 and were only recently confirmed to be the result of COVID-19.

Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 19,965 / 2,204,824.

Utahns fully vaccinated • 973,629.

Cases reported in past day • 259.

Deaths reported in past day • 13.

Salt Lake County reported six deaths: a man and a woman between the ages of 25 and 44; a man 45-64; two men 65-84; and one man 85-plus.

There were two deaths in Cache County: a man 45-64; and a woman 65-84.

Five other counties each reported one death: a woman 45-64 in Box Elder County; a man 25-44 in Carbon County; a woman 25-44 in Uintah County; a man 65-84 in Washington County; and a man 85-plus in Weber County.

Tests reported in past day • 4,059 people were tested for the first time. A total of 10,114 people were tested.

Hospitalizations reported in past day • 143. That’s up 11 from Monday. Of those currently hospitalized, 54 are in intensive care units, one more than on Monday.

Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 6.4%. That’s about the same as the seven-day average of 6.5%.

The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Tuesday’s rate was 2.6%, 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 • 398,499 cases; 2,217 deaths; 16,258 hospitalizations; 2,574,992 people tested.



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