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Almost 1.1 million Utahns have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus — almost 34% of the state’s total population have received either both doses of the Moderna of Pfizer vaccines or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Nearly 1.378 million Utahns have received at least one shot, about 42% of the state’s population.
The Utah Department of Health also reported 336 new cases and one more death caused by COVID-19 on Friday. The death occurred before April 14, and was only recently confirmed to be the result of the coronavirus.
Vaccine doses administered in past day/total doses administered • 17,583 / 2,372,916.
Utahns fully vaccinated • 1,095,318.
Cases reported in past day • 336.
Deaths reported in past day • One, a Weber County woman between the ages of 65-84.
Tests reported in past day • 5,668 people were tested for the first time. A total of 12,892 people were tested.
Hospitalizations reported in past day • 147. That’s five fewer than on Thursday. Of those currently hospitalized, 46 are in intensive care, seven fewer than on Thursday.
Percentage of positive tests • Under the state’s original method, the rate is 5.9%. That’s lower than the seven-day average of 6.6%.
The state’s new method counts all test results, including repeated tests of the same individual. Friday’s rate was 2.6%, lower than the seven-day average of 3.6%.
Totals to date • 402,005 cases; 2,256 deaths; 16,492 hospitalizations; 2,629,251 people tested.
On Friday, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall and Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson exempted those who have been fully vaccinated from wearing a mask when they are in city- or county-owned facilities.
The change comes after new guidelines issued Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“Epidemiologists and CDC recommendations will always guide our City’s response to this pandemic,” Mendenhall said in a statement, “so in accordance with the recommendations ... I will modify my executive order.”
Fully vaccinated city employees are “encouraged to continue wearing masks in public spaces or when it is not possible to socially distance from other individuals,” the mayor said.
Unvaccinated city employees will continue to be required to wear masks, and unvaccinated visitors will be asked to continue wearing a face mask in city facilities.