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According to the state health department, 999,505 Utahns are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.
That’s roughly 43% of the state’s 16-and-older population, who are eligible to be vaccinated, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2019 estimate of Utah’s demographics. (Full vaccination is either both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.) It’s about 31% of the state’s total population, according to figures recently released from the 2020 census.
The Utah Department of Health also reported 395 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, but there were no additional deaths.
Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 17,760 / 2,242,271.
Utahns fully vaccinated • 999,505.
Cases reported in past day • 395.
Deaths reported in past day • None.
Tests reported in past day • 6,695 people were tested for the first time. A total of 13,562 people were tested.
Hospitalizations reported in past day • 142. That’s down 11 from Wednesday. Of those currently hospitalized, 58 are in intensive care units, four fewer than on Wednesday.
Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 5.9%. That’s lower than the seven-day average of 6.7%.
The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Thursday’s rate was 2.9%, lower than the seven-day average of 3.5%.
Totals to date • 399,374 cases; 2,219 deaths; 16,303 hospitalizations; 2,588,877 people tested.