No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported on Saturday, as more than 23,000 people received a vaccine dose against COVID-19.
Utah reached a milestone on Friday when the Department of Health reported that more than a million residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. That number remained the same on Saturday, but tens of thousands of people did get a dose Friday.
Residents are considered fully vaccinated if they’ve received both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 23,022 / 2,284,307.
Utahns fully vaccinated • 1,014,231.
Cases reported in past day • 360.
Deaths reported in past day • Zero.
Tests reported in past day • 5,666 people were tested for the first time. A total of 13,011 people were tested.
Hospitalizations reported in past day • 139. That’s up two from Friday. Of those currently hospitalized, 58 are in intensive care units, three more than Friday.
Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 6.3%. That’s slightly lower than the seven-day average of 6.6%.
The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Saturday’s rate was 2.7%, lower than the seven-day average of 3.4%.
Totals to date • 400,120 cases; 2,223 deaths; 16,340 hospitalizations; 2,599,993 people tested.