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Almost 1.36 million Utahns have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, according to the Utah Department of Health — nearly 42% of the state’s total population, according to figures recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
More than 1.05 million Utahns have been fully immunized against COVID-19, receiving either both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. That’s 32.4% of the total population, and roughly 46% of Utahns currently eligible to be vaccinated — anyone age 16 and over.
After a typically slow day of testing on a Sunday, the state health department reported 207 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday and one more death.
Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 8,832 / 2,315,869.
Utahns fully vaccinated • 1,054,451
Cases reported in past day • 207.
Deaths reported in past day • One, a man between the ages of 25 and 44 in Davis County.
Tests reported in past day • 2,416 people were tested for the first time. A total of 3,942 people were tested.
Hospitalizations reported in past day • 142. That’s up three from Sunday. Of those currently hospitalized, 61 are in intensive care units, down two from Sunday.
Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 8.6%. That’s higher than the seven-day average of 6.5%.
The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Monday’s rate was 5.3%, higher than the seven-day average of 3.5%.
Totals to date • 400,559 cases; 2,224 deaths; 16,381 hospitalizations; 2,605,967 people tested.
University of Utah Health hospitals and clinics are now allowing two visitors per patient — as long as the visitors have no symptoms of COVID-19 and wear face masks at all times in facilities. Bandanas, buffs and neck gaiters are not considered adequate face coverings.
Patients staying in the hospital overnight may receive two visitors over age 18 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 may have two designated visitors ages 18 and older. Visitors must have no coronavirus symptoms, and must have either proof of full immunization against the coronavirus at least two weeks earlier, or proof of a positive COVID-19 test at least 14 days earlier and within the past 90 days and is fully recovered. The visitors must remain in the patient’s room and wear the required PPE at all times.
For more information, go to healthcare.utah.edu.
The Salt Lake County Health Department is offering free, walk-up vaccinations at the Salt Lake Bees game on Monday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Anyone 16 and older can head to the grassy area by Main Street at Smith’s Ballpark to get the shot.