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Utah has reached a milestone in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic — 1,014,231 state residents are now fully vaccinated. Residents are considered fully vaccinated if they’ve received both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
That is still just 44% of eligible Utahns age 16 and over, and just 31% of the state’s total population, according to figures from the U.S. Census Bureau. According to the Utah Department of Health, 1,338,911 Utahns have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
The health department also reported four more deaths caused by the coronavirus — one of those occurred before April 1 and was only recently confirmed to be the result of COVID-19.
Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 19,014 / 2,261,285.
Utahns fully vaccinated • 1,014,231.
Cases reported in past day • 386.
Deaths reported in past day • Four.
Salt Lake County reported two deaths — both men between the ages of 65-84.
A Kane County woman 85-plus and a Weber County man 45-64 also died.
Tests reported in past day • 5,450 people were tested for the first time. A total of 11,311 people were tested.
Hospitalizations reported in past day • 137. That’s down five from Thursday. Of those currently hospitalized, 55 are in intensive care units, three fewer than on Thursday.
Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 7.1%. That’s higher than the seven-day average of 6.7%.
The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Friday’s rate was 3.4%, about the same as the seven-day average of 3.5%.
Totals to date • 399,760 cases; 2,223 deaths; 16,323 hospitalizations; 2,594,327 people tested.
The community nonprofit Comunidades Unidas and the Utah company Nomi Health will hold a walk-up vaccination clinic Saturday at the Second Baptist Church, 227 27th St., Ogden.
The clinic will be offering the one-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to any unvaccinated adult Utahn who comes to the church between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday. The vaccine is free. Staff at the site are fluent in English and Spanish.
More clinics and pharmacies around Utah are expected to open up to walk-in service in the coming weeks. Among the places that are now vaccinating people without an appointment are:
• Maverik Center, 3200 Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday-Saturday.
• Mountain America Expo Center, 9575 S. State St., Sandy: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday-Saturday.
• Any Harmons supermarket, in the pharmacy.
Check the Utah Department of Health’s website, coronavirus.utah.gov, for a list of locations and local health departments that are offering walk-in clinics and arranging appointments for the vaccine.